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access_time 15 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
Even though I completed my secretarial course up to the college level, securing a formal job has been difficult. I have been a stay-at-home mum just raising my children and fully dependent on my husband who does motorcycle taxis to provide all the basic needs for us. If I had a source of income, I would supplement his making our lives easier and better. I then plan on buying goats with the transfer which will earn us a living after some time. Also, my child will get nutritious milk rather than buy it from the shopping center. The last transfer will go into purchasing a water tank that is efficient to harvest drinking water in case it rains or even storing enough water. I am happy that my family will get enough and balanced food upon receiving the transfers
What is the happiest part of your day?
In December last year, our new president introduced a interest free loan accessible to the general public through mobile banking. This is termed a hustler fund and is convenient for me since I earn a living daily, repaying it will be manageable. This has brought me happiness to borrow $15 which I use to buy food for my family. Since then, we have been taking three meals a day compared to before when we would take two.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
We live in a semi-arid area, and there has been a prolonged drought for the past three years. As a result of that, we do not do crop farming, therefore relying on the market to produce to get food. Secondly, we trek two kilometers to access salty water from a canal that we use for cleaning and cooking but we purchase drinking water. Our lives have become more difficult due to the lack of water directly leading to food insecurity.