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What does receiving this money mean to you?
I have a family of four members. I work as an ECD teacher at Muhoni primary and my husband is a casual laborer. My salary comes from the parents not the government yet.I earn KES 8000 per month. I did diploma in ECD at Kilifi college but my certificate is still held by the school due to a feed balance of KES 80000. This has barred me from being employed by the county government because I have no certificate yet. My husband also did certificate in electrical engineering at Vitengeni college and his certificate is still at school. He has a fees balance of KES 10000. I will use KES 90000 to cleared our fees balances so as to get our certificates. This will provide room for employment by the government. I am happy that Give Directly money will make my dream of being employed by the government true. I will also use the remaining amount to buy food for the family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am working as a teacher at Muhoni school with my salary coming from my parents. I had a debt of KES 24000. This is the salary for three months. Early May 2022, the headteacher gave me KES 20000 as part of my salary. This salary brought happiness in my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I am a teacher being paid by parents.My salary is KES 8000 per month. This money only caters for food. I have no bed and a mattress. We only use sacks as our beddings. This has caused me chest problems. Lack of job is the current challenge I am facing in life.