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What does receiving this money mean to you?
When I got married in 1986, all my life thereafter was dedicated to raising my five children. Never worked a day in my life because I was blessed with a very responsible husband. He provided for us with everything and I am eternally grateful. However, now that my children are all grown and their father retired from teaching, I have nothing much to do. I get bored at home. We have rental shops that we own. I could take one of those and start selling maize flour to keep me occupied. These transfers from Give Directly will help me stock up. I can use KES 30,000 for the business and use the remaining to pay part of the fees for my child who is in his final year of college. I
What is the happiest part of your day?
In November 2020, my second-born daughter was taken in for surgery. She was in such a bad state at the time. We were all scared that she might not have made it out alive but she did. I cannot thank God enough for this miracle. She is fully recovered and back to her normal self.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Three of my children are still in school. Two in college and one in secondary school. My husband and I do our best to raise school fees through farming but given the situation, it is not enough. We could raise that easily if we had businesses. I am hopeful that we will start one soon.