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Julia
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
27
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 19 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
Having dropped from school at early age has pushed me to ensure my children get quality education. Taking them to a private school is costly but worth it even though it is an uphill task. My husband and I depend on farming to earn a living but the proceeds are unreliable. Sometimes we lack money and we are left with arrears. Receiving this money will mean paying school fees for the the whole year for them. It will make them stay in school full-time which will improve on their performance. The remaining money will go into purchasing a water tank to harvest rain water for future use. I am delighted to be lucky and change my life using this money.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Four months ago, my husband and I built a three roomed house from proceeds I got after harvesting tomatoes. I am happy that we no longer share a sleeping area with my children hence privacy. Also, I am able to host visitors unlike before when I would request my neighbors for space.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
As they say water is life but the story here is different. We do not have water for use because of lack of rains for the past three years. This has forced us to buy drinking and water for use thirty kilometers away. I spend two hundred shillings after every two weeks which I find expensive as I rely on casual jobs to earn a living.