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access_time 2 months ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
Education for my children is basically what receiving this money means to me. Currently, I have 2 children who have completed their primary education and are about to join high school. With this money, I will be able to clear all the fee arrears which had accumulated to $200. The remaining amount will help me to prepare them by doing shopping for them and also to pay their first term fees. This will guarantee me a peaceful mind since they will have ample time in school to produce good results. What a happy life!.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Despite the financial challenges that I am currently facing, my husband has been a great source of support to the family. In November, I had been taking foodstuff on credit, and the bill accumulated to $80. Surprisingly, my husband sent me $40 and I was able to pay half of it. This enabled me to have the opportunity to get more credit from the shop. Thus, I consider this as what has brought me joy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Being a subsistence farmer in an area where drought can persist for a whole year means a lot of stress. I am currently depending on my husband who is a security guard and his monthly income is $80, an income that can not fully cater to all our basic needs like food and school fees. This means we sometimes survive on one meal a day and my children have frequently missed classes, a situation that has directly affected their performances. Therefore, I consider the financial crisis as my biggest challenge.