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Josephine
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
faceAge:
37
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 17 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I think I just want to give myself peace and attend to every challenge I am facing. I have accumulated a debt of $350 in school fees arrears and my priority is to settle it. With $300 my fifth-born daughter will get her high school certificate and go to college comfortably, and $5 will enable my sixth born sit for her grade six examination by end of the year. Once I have paid these debts, I will focus on expanding my grocery store business. I have been operating with a stock of $20 and this is not sustainable, my wish is to put in more capital,(like $200) and as a result, earn more. I see my living standards improving and my health being restored once I achieve this. Maybe by then, ulcers will be a thing of the past since what is stressing me will be sorted. I will be so happy to have back my serenity.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Despite being sick (I have ulcers and chest issues) I wake up every other day thankful for life. I know life is not guaranteed and to have the opportunity to live and see my family is fulfilling.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
If problems had a tag, it would have my name. It has been a tough year, having to battle sickness, and a lack of finances. I have ulcers and chest problems, recently I had a scan taken, and the doctors discovered a swelling in my heart. I need medical attention but I have exhausted all my finances in seeking treatment. My grocery store business is crumbling and this has affected my ability to provide for my children, especially in paying for their school fees. Anxiety has taken over my life and my heart is crying out for rest.