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Cynthia
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
26
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Preparing Payments
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access_time 12 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I live in a very tiny house and therefore my first priority is to build a house after I receive the first transfer.I am also planning to buy two cows which will be another source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I wake up at 5:00 am and quickly do the house chores and then report to work at a nearby farm where I work as a casual labourer.I report to work at 7:00 am and work till 4:30 pm.The happiest part of my day is when I come back home in the eveningand unite with my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I gave birth to my first born at the age of 20 years.This was a few years after dropping out of school at standard seven,primary level and underwent FGM few years later.At 24 years old I gave birth to my second born and this is where I started feeling the pressure of bringing them up.This is because I do not have a good source of income enough to meet the basic needs.I am a single mother and raising up the children alone is not easy.After giving birth to my second born I began having conflicts with my parents since I was slowly becoming a burden.I had to start living seperately from my parents last year and it hasn't been an easy ride since I am just a casual labourer.