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Sharlet
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
35
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 15 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I have a family of six members and we all rely on the husband for survival. He works as a driver at Malindi and I am just a housewife. Three of our children are schooling at Gloria academy at Matanomane. They collectively have a fee structure of $210 per term. Last year they closed school with a balance of $20. I will use $230 to pay fees for the children. I will also give $800 to my husband so that he can get his own vehicle on credit. This money will serve as a deposit. The vehicle will give him assurity of working every day and make the family happy. Thanks to Givedirectly for their program.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My husband works as a driver at Malindi but he does not have a permanent vehicle to work with. This means sometimes he goes without work. He earns approximately $30 per month. On December, he worked for three consecutive weeks and earned $120. I was worried about how the Christmas festival would be to my family but the family really enjoyed after the husband got a job.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My husband works as a driver at Malindi but he has no permanent vehicle to work with. He sometimes goes without work for a week. He earns approximately $30 per month which caters for food only. I am just a housewife doing domestic chores. Lack of reliable job has affected my children's education. I have three children at primary school and they closed school last year with a fee balance of $20. They are supposed to clear the balance and pay half the first term fee before they are allowed to go to class when schools open next week. The first term fee is $220 for all three.