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

A Helping Hand

It was 6 months ago when I had a neighbour who was very kind. She was having a very low esteem. She had a problem with her other neighbours. They hated her and avoided her because she and her family was poor. Her mother was handicapped. You could see her seating all alone by herself. Full of stress and missing to go to school. One day, she was told that here mother was dead. She lost hope because she didn't how she could ave helped hew two siblings. She didn't even think twice, she just decided to go and be employed as a housegirl. It was not that easily for her to be employed as a house-help and never had an ID. She had no one to go to. After that she decided to be a prostitute. Thanks God a kind woman found her on the road at night. She asked her about what has been happening decided to inform the children's officer. No she is under the governmental care and continues with her study.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Government

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw 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: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Kiambogo Village, Naivasha, Kenya
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