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Michael
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
45
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 19 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
With the transfers, I plan to buy food for my family at $150 dollars. I will purchase 3 sacks of maize, 1 bag of beans and other basic needs such as sugar and cooking oil. For the remaining amount I will pay school fees for my children; Mark, Faith and Gloria who are in secondary school. I'm really happy that Give Directly came to my village since this transfers will change my life.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In the past six months, I have had something that made me very happy. In July last year, I was able to get a $800 dollar bursary from the government. This made me very happy because I was able to pay school fees for my child Mark who is doing his national exams (Kenya certificate of secondary education) this year. Mark had been sent home before because of a lack of school fees. After I got the bursary he stayed for a full term in school which made me very delighted.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I'm faced with many challenges at the moment one of the most pressing challenge is the lack of food. Since 2020 we have not had enough rains in our county which has made us have low productivity in the farms. I don't have food for my family for three full meals which makes life very difficult for me. I also have a disabled son who depends. Owing to the fact that we don't get any assistance from the government this has been a great challenge for me and my wife. I have three children who are in secondary school and because I don't have a discent job, I lack money to pay for their tuition. My children have been chased from school due to school fees and this has greatly affected me psychologically, sometimes I feel so stressed.