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

Oh! Lord Hear Us.

leon musamba has never lost hope of acquiring knowledge through the hardest way. After the separation of his parents in Nrb, he was forced to stay with his granny in Siaya under the harsh climatic condition which he had never experienced before. He was forced not to join his secondary school which he acquired after scoring well in his KCPE exam because his mother could not afford the school fees for his boarding school. He toils for his school fees and many are the times stays out of the school, the climate does not favour him like his brothers and is always down with malaria and jigger. But he has learnt never to loose hope. He believes that one day things will change for the better for him and his brothers.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a bad idea that will never work
  • This story makes me feel frustrated
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I was affected by 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: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Kayole, Nairobi, Kenya
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