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Dama
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Forestry (e.g rubber tapping)
faceAge:
38
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 16 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I was blessed with 9 beautiful children, 3 of them did their K.C.P.E ( Kenya certificate of primary education) back in the year 2019, but due to financial instability, I could not take them to secondary school. Though they passed exams, they did not get any scholarships because competition was very high. Receiving this money means good education to my children. I am planning to spend 80,000 shillings to pay school fees for the 3 of them, this is for a whole year so that they can start learning. I will invest the remaining amount on business (buying and selling goats) in our rural areas. In each goat I can make a profit of 1000 which I can save 70% of it for my children future education. I hope that they will pass with flying colours and later be employed and support the rest of the family in future.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Morning is my happiest part of the day. This is because my body is active and I am able to work and provide my family basic needs such as food. Unlike in the afternoon when it is very hot.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I am a charcoal vendor who makes 350 shillings in a day. This amount is enough for food only, for this reason, I have failed to sustain other needs such as school fees for my children. Therefore, lack of a good source of income is my biggest challenge.