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Receiving this money from GiveDirectly means I will fulfill my dream of owning a chicken business in the village. I am planning to start this business with an initial capital of KES 30,000. The demand for chicken is high in the village and towns beyond especially during the festive seasons meaning I will have a ready market. I will use the profits from the sale of chicken to buy goats for domestic rearing. The sale of the goats means I will be able to educate my children well.
What is the happiest part of your day?
At my age of 69 years, being alive and healthy has brought joy and happiness in my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Lack of money to attend to my family's basic needs such as food and clothing is the biggest challenge I am facing. I only rely on my struggling children in town to survive and this has proven unsustainable.