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Subsistence farming
Kenya Large Transfer
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access_time 18 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
My utmost priority at this moment is ensuring my children receive a good education. To achieve this, I plan to establish a business in our village, bridging a significant gap that currently forces us to travel approximately 10 kilometers. Successfully launching this venture will not only provide essential local services but also secure a stable income to support my children's schooling in the years to come. Additionally, I am determined to address the immediate challenge of school fee arrears. I intend to settle these outstanding fees promptly to ensure my children can continue their education uninterrupted this term. This goal is driven by my deep commitment to their academic success and future opportunities.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In the past six months, my child was fortunate to qualify for support from an NGO called Compassion. This brought me immense relief and renewed hope, as it lifted the heavy burden of ensuring her education while allowing me to devote more attention to my other five children. Knowing that she now has this opportunity fills my heart with gratitude and optimism for a brighter future ahead for all my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My greatest challenge right now is the lack of finances to pay school fees for my children and to start a farming venture for income. This difficulty arose after my husband and I separated, leaving me as the sole provider for my six children in primary and secondary school. It breaks my heart to witness my children being sent home from school due to unpaid fees. I had aspirations of cultivating a farm, but those plans were thwarted when floods devastated our area. The savings I had earmarked for agricultural investment had to be used for our immediate needs in the aftermath of the floods. The setbacks have been overwhelming, and I'm navigating these challenges with a heavy heart, hoping for a breakthrough to secure a better future for my family.