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access_time 15 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I have four children who are schooling. One at secondary and three at primary school. The first born son is at Changamwe Secondary with a fees structure of $400 per year. He is in form one. The other three are at Mrimani primary with a fee balance of $90 collectively. My husband and I do casual jobs with an income of approximately $40 per month which caters to food only. My children have been missing classes due to a lack of fees. I will use $500 to clear the school fees for my children so that they can settle at school and improve their performance. I will also use $500 to buy ten goats as an investment. This is a reserve to help me raise school fees for my children in the future.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My husband works at Mombasa as a casual laborer. On December 2022, he brought shopping and slaughtered two chickens for the family to celebrate Christmas day. The family had last taken chicken meat two years back. It was a happy day for me and my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Food shortage is the challenge I am currently facing. I have a family of six members and on an ideal situation we use 3kg of maize flour per day. This is not the case now due to famine I use 2kg per day or go without food. I do casual jobs earning $30 per month which caters for food only and it is not sufficient to sustain the family for the whole month. My children have grown weak due to lack of food.