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Monica's family
Subsistence farming
Kenya Large Transfer
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access_time 14 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
The transfer will help us a lot, I have a daughter in college. Plan to support her education with $200, it will give her stability. I hope she completes her education and have a better future. I have been a farmer all my life. I cannot do without farming maize, beans or vegetables. We plan to hire an acre of land to plant maize next season. It's very profitable. It's costly, and will set aside $300 for this venture. The income generated will support my family and also pay for education. Due to my illness, and I don't know how much it will cost. It's important that I set aside the rest of the transfer for my medication. I hope to get well soon so that I can go back to my normal working. The transfer has come at an appropriate time and greatful for the good work Givedirectly is doing to uplift us.
What is the happiest part of your day?
We have four cows, we depend on them as a family. They provide us with enough milk, it means we don't buy, hence cutting our budget. It's a joy milking and having tea during breakfast.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest challenge is that I have been sick for the last 2 months. This means providing for my family is a challenge. I cannot do farming due my worsening health condition. Plan to go back to hospital for treatment, and hopefully to get well soon. My neighbors have been really helpful in raising funds for my medication. I don't have enough money for my hospital bills. They also have been giving us food support.