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


This is a story about a happy poor mother who was abandoned by her relatives die to the fact that he was insane. But to people who view it in the other way round. Saw it as someone who has her memory because she was under too much streets and pressure from the family she was married to after they had disagreed on an issue which i personaly saw as traditional and totally babarie. The woman run away because she was to be inherited by a person who was already infected with HIV virus. She run away and due to the fact that she had no one to take care of her and she had no parents to run to she developed tension and behaved as one who was insane. One day she narrated her story to a given organization which latter took her, clothed her and went into the roots of the issue. They took care of her and trained her to be a teacher. She is now an activist of restoration of abandoned people in the society.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Government

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 food and shelter
  • This story relates to respect
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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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: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Bunyore, Busia District, Kenya
Map of Restoration
This story describes a...
broad need
The story is about...
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
the wrong
the right
What type of change is your story about?
it requires a
continuous effort
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