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What does receiving this money mean to you?
I came back from my marital home due to domestic violence, what contributed to all this was the death of my children. I was devastated by this but because there was no sign of the violence ever-ending I decided to move on. At home, I did not have any means of survival or a place to sleep in. Fortunately, I managed to get a house help job at the market center that I did for a while to save some money to start a business. Though I had peace of mind at my maternal home the struggle to survive was too much, I decided to use the money I had saved to start a food vending business. Currently, I use the business premise as the place of sleeping too since I do not have a house. Receiving these transfers will however change all that because I will use the money to build a small structure where I can be spending a night as I save the rest to expand my business.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I have a food kiosk at the market center, it has not been doing quite well of late and I was afraid that I might end up shutting it down. Fortunately, a friend of mine came to my rescue recently and gave me some money that I used to boost it. This brought me joy because I had already lost hope.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My food vending business used to give me good returns but currently, the inflation rate in the country has affected it. On a good day, I would make a profit of 500 KES but all these changed and nowadays the highest I could make per day is 150 KES. I am afraid at this rate I will end up closing down the business because of lack of money to add more stock. The thought of the business collapsing due to lack of capital is stressful and depressing.