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

The Unfortunate Hard Working Boy

Hard working as he was since childhood despite his home background scored hios drean goal at primary level and was then offered a scholarship further studies. At the advanced study level he felt in love with one of the ladies well known to him. Unfortunately, because the lady was under age, attempt was made to imprison but he won the trial (court case) against him. This affected his studies so much that he dropped out of school in favour of taking responsibilities as the girlfriend was pregnant. After some times, the wife delivered and they lived happily in a family, unfortunately. Richard contracted which even the doctors failed to diagnose but symptoms of headache and backace and a week later he died. He left behind his flourished business a wife and a baby boy being caned for by the famuly. I suppose he would have enjoyed fruits of his hard work before he dies


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

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  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Patike Pabwoo, Gulu, Uganda
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