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

Give Me A Chance To Learn.

Give a chance to learn those were the only words could came out my sister's mouth. I was allowed to go to school because the money my parents could manage was just to pay for only one person for school fees. One day as usual my sister could wake up with a big jembe on her shoulder to go to people's farms and work for them and she could be paid. As I was walking to school I meet a lady whom seemed to be a new person to our village that is when she decided to ask me whether I needed any help and I answered yes. After telling her the story about my sister and my parents she decided to take both of us to school and pay school fees for both of us. Finally my sisters dream cam true and she is a nurse at Kenyatta Nation Hospital.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual.

Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I helped make the story happen
  • What happened in the story relates to myself

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This is one of 57,220 stories we've collected from people in Kenya and Uganda. We're using them to identify problems and potential solutions in local communities.
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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Village, Kisii, Kenya
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