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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a better and spacious house for my family of 8. I live in a one- roomed grass thatched house which acts as the kitchen, living and sleeping area. It is very uncomfortable sleeping in the same room with my grown up children and also they have no enough space to do their evening studies or homework. This forces them to go to their cousins place when they need to study and I find it shameful. I plan on building a three- roomed iron roofed house with KES 30,000. My children will then sleep and study without straining also I will be fetching rain water saving me the agony of using unclean water from the river.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Good harvest of maize in last season is what has brought me happiness. I live in a semi-arid area and it hardly rains but for the past six months we have had consistent rainfall. I harvested two bags of maize in December from one acre piece of land that I had cultivated. This has reduced the expenditure we use on food helping us use the money we get to buy medicine for my sickly daughter.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
We have a sickly daughter whom I have been looking after for two months. I stopped going to work because she can not take care of herself. Since then, we have been relying on the income that my husband earns from casual jobs. He uses the KES 200 he gets daily to buy food for our family of 8 and medication for my ailing child. This leaves us with hardly enough money to fully pay school fees for our daughter in secondary school.