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access_time 9 days ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
My economic activity is burning charcoal which is tiresome and I am only earning peanuts from it. On a good day a bag of charcoal costs 400 KES which can not cater for my needs as a single parent. Upon receiving this money I will be saving 1500 KES monthly so that I can buy one goat at a time for a period of one year. This will be my new source of income because I will be able to sell them a profit in future. I also have plans to start a small business at the trading centre where by I will be selling vegetables, fruits and fast moving commodities. All these investments will go along way to cushion my family with the ever high price basic needs. The transfer will also mean that I have a reliable source of income to buy food monthly for my family which I believe their health will also improve.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Four months ago I sold my charcoal at a total cost of 2000 KES. I spent half of this amount to buy new clothes for myself since most of the clothes I had were torn. I felt very happy on getting the new dresses.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and asthma four years ago. These conditions have been as a result of the stress and tiresome casual labour I am doing in charcoal burning . It has also affected me with chest pains which has made it impossible to attend to my normal duties because I do not have any one to depend on since I am a single mother. Lack of food is also a challenge for me.