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Bornes
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
60
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 12 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
My last born son is in form four in Siongiroi Day Secondary School and his national exams are due in March next year. This means that he needs ample time in school to adequately prepare. Raising his school fees has been a nightmare to me and as we talk I have arrears to a tune of KES 7000. I have tried to explain to the school principal that I am not in a position to raise the required amount but that has fallen on deaf ears. Now and again he is out of school and this is lowering his morale. Receiving this money will help me clear outstanding school fees arrears as well as give my son a conducive environment to prepare for his examinations.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Three months ago my homestead was connected to electricity and this was a government-sponsored project. I did not pay even a shilling to have it in place. The presence of electricity in my house has reduced the cost of having to buy kerosene and that made me very happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Financial instability is the biggest challenge that I currently face. I depend on casual jobs like planting, weeding, and harvesting on other people's farms to meet the basic needs of my family. Because of prolonged drought, farmers are not willing to plant anything for fear of losses and this renders me jobless. This situation can sometimes be worse to a point of going for three months without money.