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

Suicide Attempt

Lucy is an orphan .She caught pregnant when her Aunt Dora chased her away because she didn't fetch water and firewood at near by forest. She was taken in with a good samaritan Adrew.Adrew was not aware that she is pregnant.When she got tired of being alive,problems everywhere,once in thought about suicide.She went to kinoo kikuyu bridge and plan was to jump from the top of the bridge to the main road under it and kill herself.She was to die no one recognise her easily. She saw atruck coming in a very high speed and closed her eyes and jumped but she missed and she was hit by a side mirror of the truck.she went unconsiously for 2 days.She woke up afound herself in hospital kikuyu mission hospital.She was lucky no bone was broken though in pain.She has lost her baby but atruck driver took her to his place now they are living as husband and though very young but happy her life has changed through truck driver.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • What happened in the story relates to Community

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About This Story

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