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Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 14 days ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I am a single mother of four children yet I have no reliable source of livelihood. Though I have managed to feed family by doing some grocery business and subsistence farming, I have always worried about educating my children. Therefore, I will enjoy significant relief upon receipt of this money since I will utilize them in educating my children. To attain such a goal, I will use some of the transfer on expanding my business and purchasing a dairy cow that will provide us with milk for consumption and sale. I thank God for this.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I am running my grocery business in a nearby shopping center. This is the time that I interact with my customers -people from varied backgrounds. This makes me feel loved and cared for, especially by my usual clients. Also, this is the time I tend to forget about my worries and struggles because we would chat and laugh with 'happy'people.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is raising school fees for my children. I usually struggle to sustain my family since profits from my grocery business is too small. Also, gains from our subsistence farming is barely enough for us. In that regard, I was forced to sell the only cow we had to raise the needed school fees when my first child joined Grade 9 last year, 2020. Precisely, I have always been worried about educating my children without a helping hand or a reliable source of income.