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Jumwa's family
Jumwa
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
faceAge:
51
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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Preparing Payments
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access_time 15 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a decent house for my family. Currently, I am living in a small and temporary structure. I have wished to own a good one but I have not realized this due to financial instability. I am planning to spend KES 60000 to construct a two-bedroom house. I will further spend KES 15000 of my transfer to buy 5 goats that will act as a long-term investment project for my household. The remaining amount will be invested in my children's educational needs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I will be lying to say that I am happy all the time. However, sleeping and waking up healthy everyday for the past six months makes me joyous and grateful.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The current challenge that I am facing is financial instability. This is because I am doing charcoal work that earns me KES 500 per week only. Due to this, I have been struggling to provide for my family . Sometimes, I fail to put food on the table and I am forced to borrow from relatives, something that does not give me peace of mind.