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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a better living standard for my family. I have two children in secondary school whose school fees amount to KES 40,000 that needs to be cleared this term. They have been in and out of school, especially the last term that had me worried. This transfer will be a relief to me because I will be able to pay school fees for the next two terms. I plan on renovating my kitchen roof and walls because they are being wasted by the rains. The condition is so bad that I am forced to prepare food in the main house which leaves smoke making it uncomfortable for us to sleep at night.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My daughter was admitted to a good school owing to her good performance in the primary school examination. This made me happy and hopeful that no matter how much I struggle to pay school fees for my children, the reward is good in the end.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My husband works as a security officer in Nairobi while I do farming at home. When the income for both jobs is combined, we still fall short t since most of the things that needed to be done are not done. Playing for our children's fees is hard and I have to loan some money to pay at least some of the required money at school.