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What does receiving this money mean to you?
This means a new venture in my life on what I usually do daily to earn a living. I am currently working as a casual laborer at my uncle's farm but he takes advantage of me so much because he knows that we are related and I cannot confront him for better pay. He also says that since am not educated I don't deserve to earn more than KES. 2000 that he pays me at the moment. It pains me a lot but I have no option. I have been wishing to be independent someday and am glad that GiveDirectly has actualized this dream. I will purchase two cows because they do well here despite the fluctuations in weather conditions. Their milk production will be able to earn me at least KES. 500 daily which is much better than what am getting currently.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My wife delivered a baby boy last week. This is our firstborn and I am so happy to be a first-time parent. We pray to God that he takes good care of us as a family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The income I get is too little to meet my needs. I have the fear that my newlywed wife might even leave me soon due to the poverty levels am currently in. I cannot afford necessities like cookware and furniture. The situation here is just dire and I have been so much worried even about the future that I might sink more into poverty.