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Bernice
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Teaching
faceAge:
26
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 15 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
We have undergone alot of suffering and struggle, we have several needs that we intend to fulfil which has not been possible to achieve because of inadequate finances. So bad is the situation that we have not been able to build a pit latrine and it is so disgraceful since we are forced to use the nearby bushes. It is against this backdrop that we intend to construct a bit latrine that will cost approximately $ 200,this transfers could not have come at a better time than this, it will take away the shame that we have faced over time. We will use the rest of the money to cement the floor of our house since there is alot of dust which make our stay not conducive.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Recently in October last year, we were able to purchase a water tank from the little savings that we had made. Water is a major problem here and we had been suffering since we were forced to buy from the water vendors or to travel for more than 6 Km to a dam near Kapkuikui primary school. So the acquisition of the tank was a big achievement that has helped us a great deal. We are now able to harvest clean water for household use and divert the little money that we could have use for water purchase for food.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
We have struggled against odds under very difficult circumstances to advance our education up to college level. I am trained as a P1 teacher and graduated in the year 2021 while my husband is a graduate of Bachelor of Education degree from Rongo University. We were so optimistic and full of live that our lives will change for better but things has been hard on us. We have not gotten employment by the government, my husband used to teach in Radat secondary school under the Board of Management terms but he never received any salary for the whole term and had to leave it since it was not sustainable to continue with the job.We are worried and broken, bringing up our two children without a stable income is a tall order. As we continue to navigate with life challenges we worry about uncertain future, unemployment is what pains us to the core.