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Dama
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
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UBI
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
I have 1 year of experience in doing small businesses within the village and the current one is hawking some coconuts. This has given me the skills and confidence to operate a more challenging business. Since I desire to invest more in this venture, I intend to open up a kiosk at home where I can incorporate other foodstuff including green vegetables and some maize flour. With these transfers, I plan to save and raise an amount of 20000 KES which will be enough to start with. This will assure me of a reliable source of income because I am so confident of reaping good profit since at the moment, there is no other kiosk around. Therefore, starting a reliable source of income is generally what receiving this money means to me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In April, my husband decided to take us to Mombasa for a holiday. This came to me as a surprise because I never imagined visiting attractive places like the beautiful beaches in Mombasa. I enjoyed a lot being on the beach with my family. Thus, I consider this visit as what brought joy to my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Imagine failing to fully support my son who is in grade one level in school! This is something that has pained me a lot as a mother because lacking 1000 KES to clear his fee arrears may be seen as being ignorant. Since I depend on my husband who is a casual laborer, sometimes he also fails to support us because his work is not reliable. I, therefore, consider financial instability as my biggest challenge.