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Esther's family
Esther
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
64
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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Preparing Payments
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access_time 8 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I current live in a two room house that is still under construction. I went in before completing its construction since I had no more money to use. I depend on my sons after a goat broke my hand sometimes back hence can not do casual jobs to earn. I engage in my small garden that I only get vegetable for my family consumption. It has been hard asking for more help from my sons since they also have families to attend to. Receiving this money means that I will be able to renovate and complete my house also will buy a cow to help in more income from milk sales.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when my herd of goats are back from the gracing piece of land. I currently look after this herd after one goat broke my hand sometimes back hence I can't engage my self in casual jobs. I find myself enjoying my evenings the most since I always find myself done with the daily duties hence relax as I prepare my supper.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have ever faced in my life is educating my children alone after passing on of my husband. My husband died in the year 1983 when our first born child was a form one. Coming to terms with the incident was hard situation to tackle and to make it worst was providing for my family basic needs. I had no job hence I had to rely on casual jobs to meet my family daily basic needs education for my children being the hardest of all.