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Erick
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
faceAge:
24
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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Preparing Payments
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Enrolled
access_time 9 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means progress in terms of education. After completing Secondary School education, my parents concentrated on my younger siblings because they do not have enough money to pay fpr my college fees. I have stagnated for long but if I get the transfers, I will spend about KES 60,000 to enrol in a technical institute. I will also buy a dairy cow that will serve as a source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In the last six months, I am only happy about the fact that I produced maize that can last me for about 2 months. I depend on this farming so that the daily expenses reduces.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have financial constraints that have led to my failure to further my education. As a result,i I have been living by doing menial jobs for daily wages,mainly in construction sites. I hope to change this when I get transfers by taking a course in masonry. My pay in construction sites will significantly rise because of the skills that I will acquire.