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What does receiving this money mean to you?
We are a young family of 1 child who is 1.5 years old. I did an artisan course in Automotive Engineering, a field highly dominated by men. I was inspired to do the course and I am passionate to pursue it further. I have always wanted to go back to advance to certificate and subsequently to diploma level but this has not been possible because of a lack of finances. We struggle to make ends meet and this has derailed my ambition. It has been disturbing me a lot and I have been praying to God to open the door for me. At long last my prayers have been answered through Give Directly and I am so thankful about it. With this help I will be able to resume my studies. I will use KES 52000 to pay for the entire certificate course and use the rest of the money for upkeep expenses and pay for the house help who will take care of my child while I study.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My husband is a video producer. Last November he got some work of video production in Nakuru county where he was paid KES 6000. Since he married me he had not gone to my biological parents in Mauche in Nakuru county home to officially present himself to my parents as the son in law as custom demand, largely because he had no money. When he got money he send the clan elders to my parent's home and they were received well.It gave me joy and made me to feel free to be a wife having fully been recognized as so, we had not followed the due process.The acceptance and recognition of our marriage signified a blessings to my children and my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The challenge I currently face is with my profession and ambition of achieving my dreams. The community I come from feel that engineering courses are meant for men and that I will not make it. It breaks my heart a lot and compound with the challenge of raising the school fees.It is tough out here, had it not been for my husband who has been encouraging me I think by now I would have dropped out of school and leave it completely.