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

The Burning Home

There was an ourbreak of fire in the embul-bul village in a certain home. Their fire had spread all around the domitories. The fire fighters came to rescue the children. In good fortune the young kids who were still asleep were quickly removed out of the room so as not to inherit the bad smoke. To add,since the ither children had already left to school, the workers helped in removing out the properties. The domitories had badly burned and could not be used any more. The fire fighters kept out the fire.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Fire Fighters

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Embul-bul, Kariobangi, Kenya
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