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Jackson's family
Jackson
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
44
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 12 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
It means financial stability. I am the sole breadwinner in my family. I own a powersaw which i use to fall trees and cut timber for my clients.This is un- predictable because somedays i earn a living from it and some days i go without work.On average i earn ksh 400 per day from it.I am not able to save for other things as i spend all of it in food,school levies and fees for my family.I would like to start up a timber business that will cost me ksh 80,000 to purchase 20 trees at 4000 per tree from which i can harvest timber and sell at a profit of ksh 2000 from timber harvested per tree.Education too is what i value for my children and will want to give them good education by paying school fees of ksh 30,000 for my son in secondary school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Being the sole breadwinner, i wake up each day feeling energetic to go to work and this motivates me alot.This is why morning is the happiest part of my day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Where i live is a semi-arid area it hardly rains and even if it does we do not harvest enough maize that can last for a year. This has been a great challenge as we are forced to buy majority of the food stuff which is costly because i do not have a stable source of income.