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Recieving this money means I will expand my business and therefore get more income to develop my home, I drop out of school after my father got sick, he had exhausted all the resources we had in the family and so I decided not to continue with my education., I therefore started a business of buying and selling second hand clothes(mitumba) but from the onset of Covid-19, the business started dropping, I love doing poultry farming and it's this time that Givedirectly have visited me and hence I will be able to spend the transfer for starting the business. I plan to spend KES.60,000 to build a structure and use KES.20,000 to buy one day old chicks and for the remaining balance to buy the feeds.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happy during the day, since I love taking with my customers this is the time I can meet and talk with them as they buy from my shop.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
When my father got sick, and I had to drop out of school since he didn't have money, I wanted to be a teacher but my dreams were shuttered and I really felt demoralized and thought my life will be misserable.