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access_time 9 days ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I am a widow living in a damaged house which is leaking during rain seasons. I had to secure a sleeping space from my extended family member's house after the death of my spouse ten years ago. Efforts to renovate the house were futile since I do not have any reliable source of income. Receiving this money would mean I build a semi permanent two bedroom house which will cost a total of 35000 KES. I will be saving 2000 KES monthly to make this project a reality. Once the house is complete I will save some money to buy a bed and a mattress since I have none at the moment. I believe I will have the desired respect and comfort in living in my own house. I plan to buy two goats at a total cost of 60000 KES and the rest of the money will be spent on buying food and clothes.
What is the happiest part of your day?
It was during the December holidays when my sons invited me to the Christmas celebration. It was one of the best memories as I had the opportunity to meet all my grandchildren. We ate, danced and had fun together.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I currently do not have a house to live in. Securing shelter from my extended family members is shameful to me and I always feel insecure and sad at the same time even though I do not have the resources to build one at the moment. Hunger is also a problem as I am a widow with no one to depend on. Taking two meal a day is not always the case which has really affected my health.