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Caroline
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
faceAge:
44
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 16 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
When I receive these transfers, I intend to clear the $600 debt on the land we currently live in. My family of 8 purchased 1.5 acres of land at $800 22 years ago and we have since paid only $200 to date. Even though the seller has not been hard on us, I feel embarrassed living in debt. Additionally, I hope to clear the $100 school fee arrears for my children so they acquire their KCSE certificate to apply for jobs and earn an income. I will be excited that my children will be independent and my financial burden eased.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Everyone hopes to see her generation even the fifth. My 3 grandchildren, 5,4 and 2 ignite my smile each day despite the harsh economic time we are in. I find every reason to hustle hard to put food on the table through casual jobs such as collecting firewood. Additionally, I am glad that despite the financial crisis I am in, the initial owner of the land we live in has not pressurised us to complete the $600 debt we have on her land and therefore live in peace.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My 2 children, 27 and 18 have not acquired their KCSE certificate from their former school because of fee arrears. I depend on casual jobs such as collecting firewood and cultivating people's farms to earn $10 on a good month. I use this money to pay part of the school fees for my children as well as purchase food for my family of 8. However, I have not had enough savings to exhaustively pay my children's fees and they they have to forego their certificates until the $100 arrears are cleared. It pains me because they are lagging in employment as they could have eased my financial burden by supporting their siblings now that my tomorrow is almost uncertain.