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Elvin
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Charcoal burning
faceAge:
35
workCampaign
Kenya Large Transfer
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access_time 18 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I plan to allocate $423 towards covering the fees for my two children in secondary school and partially funding the fees for the student entering college. This will ensure their education continues uninterrupted. Additionally, $231 will be dedicated to constructing a new house for my family, replacing the one destroyed by floods. This will provide ample space and comfort for my family. Furthermore, $192 will be used to purchase food and clothing, as well as to establish a small grocery business selling vegetables and milk. This initiative aims to address our food shortage and create a sustainable source of income for the family in the future.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Harvesting my maize farm in January brought immense joy and relief. From the 6 bags of 90 kilograms each that were harvested, I allocated two bags to settle school fees. The remaining four bags provided enough food for my family, ensuring we had sufficient food during that time.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Paying school fees for my two secondary school children poses a significant challenge for me. I am unable too to send one of them to college due to financial constraints. The floods that destroyed one of our houses have left us with inadequate living space as i cannot afford to rebuild due to lack of funds. Securing enough food for my family is another pressing issue; earning just $2 daily from manual labor is insufficient to feed my family of 10. As a result, there are times when they have to go without adequate meals due to financial limitations.