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Esther
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
59
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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Preparing Payments
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access_time 9 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
My kitchen is grass thatched and very old.I have always wished to build a new one;thanks to the transfers from Give Directly.My plan is building a spacious kitchen with an iron roof.This will cost me Ksh 15,000(150 USD).My other plan is buying a dairy cow costing Ksh 20,000(200 USD).I have one cow and getting another one will be a big boost.My target is selling 5 litres of milk in a day.I also want to use part of the transfers to pay school fees for my children.I have one child in secondary school and two will be joining secondary school next year.Without Give Directly this would have been a big burden for me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am a farmer and most of my daily activities involves physical jobs and working in the hot sun.I am a dairy farmer as well as a crop farmer.I am happy the moment I get to relax after a busy day.That is in the evening.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
As a farmer,I have limited space to practise profitable farming.I live in 2 acres of land which I share with my children.I have six sons and as they grow old,each one needs to have his share.Currently, two of them have their own share since they have married.I get very little from my farm whereas I still have the burden of paying school fees.This has been a big hardship for me.I have three children still going on with their studies and two others who are at home because I do not have money for them to proceed to colege.I am a widow and all the burden is on me.