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

Real Life Experiences

Since the death of my Dad in 1991, my mother has been the home's bread winner and she has been my role model since. She has struggled with us until my elder sister passed on, my younger brother passed on but God is really her strength has given her courage, determination. She is now retired and a farmer at home. Am happy because she is enjoying her fruits and making her home. There was no school fees but she managed to get it for us. There was no food but God provided what else can we ask fro apart from life and the air that we breathing? Life has got ups and downs and we have to accept the challenges that we area facing it is life. Let us take life the way it is and one day we will enjoy the fruits.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: California, Nairobi, Kenya
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