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Selima's family
Selima
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
faceAge:
53
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 2 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
The mainstay economic activity in our place is livestock keeping. Sometimes in 2011, there was an outbreak of lethal maize necrosis that ravaged our maize crops , to date the disease still exists and maize production has been a thing of the past. So we depend on livestock especially cows. At the moment I do not any, I sold the one I had to pay school fees for my children. I was so happy when I heard that give directly were coming to our place. My aspiration is to buy a dairy cow worth KES 35000. I will use the rest of the money to pay for school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I was so elated when I heard that Give Directly were coming to our village to assist us. This is a lifetime opportunity and half of my problems will be solved. I am extremely happy. Thanks to Give Directly for remembering our village.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The main problem I face currently is paying school fees. Schools were reopened last week and all my children were sent back home for school fees. I am a mother of little means and affording school fees is a big deal. Sometimes, I hold fundraising to raise the school fees but since I have done many times people have become so reluctant to come through for me.