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My ambition is to educate my four children. The firstborn is in grade 4 and the last one is in nursery school. Education is the only gift I can give to my children and so I have devoted myself to seeing to it that they are empowered. I will commit 1500 KES to go to their school fees and the remaining amount I will use to start up a business. I will save up to 20000 KES to put up a small kiosk selling food to help improve my living standards.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Since the year began my four children have been in good health. I gave birth in September and later my baby had some complications but I am happy that ever since the year began she is fairing on well.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Lack of employment is my main concern, the main sources of income in our area are charcoal vending and livestock raising. To get any other source of income would mean going out of the village to the city ( Mombasa). At the moment this is not possible since I have five children under my care who also go to school in the village. Once in a while, I get some community health jobs in the village but it is not consistent. It would be desirable if I would get a form of income that would last for some days just to help address the issues at home.