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Jumwa's family
Jumwa
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
faceAge:
53
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 14 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means building a better house for us. Currently we shelter in a traditional hut that is made of grass and it's prone to damages. This causes constant leaks during heavy rains making it unfit for human life. It is also the same house that we use as a kitchen and it gets smoky at night, thus causing persistent respiratory problems. Besides this, I will purchase goats and continue with my rearing project inorder to finance my son's education.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am resting after a long day. My day is always packed with tiresome duties such as household chores, burning charcoal and walking long distance in search of water.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Charcoal burning has being the major source of income in this area, has led to deforestation. This has negatively affected the productivity of this job but we still do it since it's the only way. It gives meagre earnings because of its cumbersome nature. The little we get caters for priority needs such as food thus we overlook other needs like school fees and good shelter. All this misfortune is caused by financial instability which is my biggest hardship.