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access_time 16 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I have a one-room grass roofed house that accommodate all my family of nine. It is not spacious and lacks privacy. It is hard to dress in the house after taking birth so most of the time my husband and I do it in the bush. I do charcoal burning as my job earning $12 per month. My husband does a casual job at Mombasa earning $30 per month. This money caters to food only. My six children also have a fee balance of $180 at Mrimani primary school. I will use $800 to build a three-room house and equip it with a bed and a mattress. This will improve my living standards. I will also use $180 to clear school fees for the children at Mrimani primary. Thanks to Give Directly for your program.
What is the happiest part of your day?
For the whole of January 2023, I was very sick. My stomach was always full as If I had taken food and also had a lot of pain. I could not even sleep well. In February I got some medication and the problem stopped. I am happy to be well and continue with my daily routine.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have six children schooling at Mrimani primary. The are supposed to pay $20 each every term. They have a fee balance of $180 which includes $60 arrears for last year. They have been out of school for the whole of February. This has affected their performance. I do charcoal burning which gives me $120 per month which caters to food only. The lack of money to pay school fees for my children is the challenge I am facing.