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What does receiving this money mean to you?
I separated with my husband four years ago after a disagreement.Conflicting on his decision of marrying a second wife. He chased me away with my two children. When I arrived back to my maternal home, my brothers also were against me. I had to sleep in my mother's kitchen. I build an extension room on my mother's kitchen to create a living room for me and my two children. I have been struggling to look for food for my children by doing any kind of casual labor before me so that I can feed my children. I was employed as a vegetable vender at a shop nearby my shopping center. The business was booming but the owner decided to close it after a prolonged drought where it was hard to get fresh vegetables for sale. I have been looking for any kind of work so that I can earn a living but still always thinking of where to get a capital inorder to to start the veggies business. It was a well paying business. Receiving this money means I will open the business and run it as my own. I believe I will be getting excellent profit as before and plan for my children's future.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I was given aday time house helper job by my neighbor looking for his children for 3 month on January this year. He lives near my compound and I appreciated the offer. What brought joy and happiness to me is that I was relieved from the straneous work of charcoal burning and I got a salary of KES 5000 per month which enabled me to buy new clothes for my children and a stock of food.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I am burning charcoal in mostly to purchase food for my children. I depend entirely on charcoal business although it's very straneous and a man's job.My children have no proper gear to put on, my much attention is to make sure they have something to eat. Struggling for my children's food without a proper means of earning is the greatest challenge I have in life.