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I am a housewife and this narrative of being jobless is not appealing to me. I depend on my husband for everything. I have come up with an idea for poultry keeping. I already did find the cost and started moving forward. I will use $300 to make the structure, $200 to buy the chickens and start the project and use $200 for their feeds. The project is for broilers and I hope I will succeed in this. There is a ready market available at Matanomane center with five food kiosks available. This project will elevate poverty in my household and also share responsibilities with my husband. Thanks to Givedirectly organization for their program.
What is the happiest part of your day?
On August 2022, my husband got a job at one of the construction site at Kilifi. He used to earn $100 per month but that month he earned $240. That was the highest amount ever. As the mother of the house, I felt happy. I even bought some clothes for the unborn baby.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have a family of two and hope to increase very soon. My husband is a casual worker earning approximately $100 per month. This money caters to food and no investment can be done. In some months he goes without work. That affects our daily meals. Last month we had two days without food. I am just a housewife with no job. So lack of reliable job is the challenge we are facing.