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

False Marriage

Juma is a heart – broken man. But Anna helped him to stand firm and fight. He felt to understand why he feel in love and sacrificed resources to have a colourful wedding and good honey moon. This may sound fiction but his wife Leah revealed to him in honey moon in Mombasa that she was two month pregnant. He was very shocked beyond words as we never had sexual intercourse during their six month of courtship. They had agreed to save best for last. Leah asked for forgiveness arguing that it happened while she was three month an assignment in different province. Much he deeply cared for her he find this hard to digest and want to opt out. Anne is her cousin as well as social worker helped and concelled him to forgive. She made a change in his life.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a bad idea that worked despite itself
  • This story makes me feel disappointed
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to respect
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I heard what happened in the story
  • 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: Kakamega, Kakamega, Kenya
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