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Mujeni
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
72
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
My current house is somehow worn out and already falling apart on it's own. I was thinking of building another house before this one falls off completely. I should construct a house with three bedrooms that can accommodate my big family as they're right now when I get this grant. This will cost around $50 but it will be way safer than what we're currently using as a family. Should I remain with some money, I also plan to start keeping some goats so that I can have something to fall back to when need be: I can sometimes sell these and buy food when I do not have moneey.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I'm very happy right now because the rainy season has just started. In this village we mainly depend on subsistence farming without which we're practically stuck. I know with this new development, I'll be able to reap in the next few months and so long as I have several sacs of maize in the house, I can comfortably feed my dependants.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have a very big number of dependants with no clear source of income. I'm currently living with three of my grand children who also have three children each. On top of that, I also have a son whose wife went to Qatar in search of job leaving him with two children whom are also basically under my care. I'm really struggling to feed this number. I sometimes receive some help from my son, but mainly I'm always on my own burning charcoal and selling firewood to make ends meet. I used to depend on my husband who was employed by a particular cargo company at the harbour but he passed away at the beginning of this year.