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Nicholus's family
Nicholus
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
faceAge:
23
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
Upcoming Stage
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access_time 16 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I intend to enroll in a driving school, which will cost me about $200. This would provide me the opportunity to apply for driving jobs and better take care of my family. Additionally, I would purchase a cow for roughly $250. As a result, my family will have availability of milk, and the cost buying milk of my son will go down since I spend about $1 dollar a day on milk. With the remaining funds, I intend to buy water pipes so that I can cultivate fruits, which need a lot of water because our terrain is dry and rarely gets rain.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I've been thrilled for the past six months because I don't owe any money, which is a big relief. Every day I work hard to provide for my son and am relieved that I can get by without borrowing money. This keeps me hope since I can be able to plan myself well even when the transfers come.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I was passionate about studying to become a plant operator once I had finished my school education.  The problem I have, though, is that I don't have the money to pay the fees because it will cost me roughly $1200 to finish. I currently work as a motorcycle rider for boda boda and earn around $3 each day.  This money is insufficient to pay for my son's nanny and buy food because Felicity, my wife, is still enrolled in school.