Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Life Can Never Be The Same

I have been reading alot of kindness stories.Last month, in an unusual way a stranger showed me withgenerosity at my green grocer shop here in Dagoretti. She came asked for bananas and oranges.I packed everything in a paper bag but before she left, she sat down to have a word with me.She asked me how many I have and if I am married. I told her I am single mother and my husband run away when I was expectant with my second born.She sympathized with my story and gave me 1000 for my personal use.She gave me hercell phone number and told me she is here for two month but will be back and now she is supporting me financially through fees and basic needs.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to Friends

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Dagoretti, Nairobi, Kenya
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