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Stella
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
faceAge:
32
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 14 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will mean a lot to me and my family. My husband and I depend on casual labour income to sustain the family. My ambition is to be a successful business woman and be able to help in providing for the family. A friend of mine sells second hand clothes and even though the business has it's up's and downs, she gets good return in profit, I believe if I venture into the same business I will be able to get an income and use it to invest in my children's education. My husband works at a local school as guard and gets paid 10,000 shillings each month. On a good month when I sell our farm produce I can get 5,000 shillings. Both income combines is still not enough for the households basic needs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Each day I wake up at 6, prepare breakfast for my family then head to the farm, plough and milk the cows. I spend most of my day in the farm and taking care of my toddler. In the evening I get to rest and spend time with my husband and children and that's when am mostly happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced has been unemployment, my husband earns 10,000 shillings a month and his income is what we mostly depend on. During this pandemic his job security is unknown because one month they are in school the next pupils are asked to study online, meaning on such months he doesn't earn because his job is dependant on the presence of school children at school. This has resulted to financial straining for the family.