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Biola's family
Biola
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Raising livestock
faceAge:
65
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
Upcoming Stage
Preparing Payments
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access_time 8 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I have a problem raising school fees for my child in a secondary school. I am required to pay KES 40,000 to clear it. As we speak, he is here at home, send to collect school fees but I have nowhere to get the money. I am only waiting on my sons who does casual jobs to help me. I have only one dairy cow that at the moment, is not lactating. I will also buy another cow to increase income from selling milk.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Over the last six months, my children have always responded to my calls to support my lastborn son. It makes me happy to see them helping to push their brother to complete his education. I feel proud of my children and I hope that we shall be able to do more with GiveDirectly transfers.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
It has been extremely difficult for me to pay school fees for my son in secondary school. In my old age, I have stopped doing casual jobs. This means that I only get money from my farm, which does poorly because of persistent droughts, and from my children. As a result, my last born child education suffers a setback. I wish to clear his current arrears using part of the money that I will receive.