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I couldn't wait for GiveDirectly to work in my village and I am so grateful and excited now that I have been enrolled. My third born son completed his secondary school education 2 years ago and I haven't had money to take him to college since. Thanks to GD, receiving this money will see him join college to peruse a course of his dreams as a teacher.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning. My cows produce the most milk at this time unlike when I milk them in the evening. This usually is an assurance that my family will get a meal after sale of this product.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Being a semi arid area, my farm is close to a rocky surface whose fertility is so poor. My family has gone a long time without cultivating maize for consumption, making us only rely on our two cows for survival. When we sell the 3 litres of milk they produce, we get about Kshs 150 –only enough for the day's meal. With an income as paltry as this, two of my children have stayed home for the last two years with no finances to continue their studies. This has been my biggest hardship.