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

How Kidyout Organization Extiguished The Fire In Our Plot

I vividly remember the day our house caught fire.i was When i went to my room to sleep. For how long i had slept i cannot tell, but i was awakened by thick smoke that i inhaled unknowingly. I jumped out of bed and fumbled with the door knob to gain exit as i remembered the saying.'where there is smoke there is fire' As a family we were more shocked when we discovered that in the process of running out of the house, none of us remembered to carry our young brothers.tears welled down my mothers cheeks and out wailing uncontrollably. Property worth million were destroyed.Hundreds of people were left homeless. As a good samaritans the KIDYOUT organisation was able to help materially or financially. To date, memories of that inferno usually sent chills of fear and shock in me.An organisation was to report the incident to the police. The cause of the fire was not immediately known by the organisation, but later we learnt that a gas cooker had exploded in one of the houses. indeed a fire is a good servant but a bad master


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  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Kenya
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