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

Hope Restoration

My name is Lilian Atsango. I am a form three student at St. Agnes Shibuye. My father abandoned me with my mother when I was still young. Since my mother by then didnt have a job, life was a struggle all along. i luckily completed my primary school, passed but did not have enough fees to help me advance to high schools. To me, my hopes and dreams were dashed. We moved from place to place to look for school fees but we were not able to get any help. I later learnt of an organisation named ACCESS from a friend. We went to them, explained our problem, they looked into it and promised to help me. for the last 3 years they have been paying my school fees and thus I have hope for a brighter future ahead. I owe all my thanks to them for what they have done in my life.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Aphia Ii

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Khayega, Kakamega, Kenya
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