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What does receiving this money mean to you?
I am a casual labourer doing manual jobs in the village to fend for my family of seven. Life has never been easy since my spouse is jobless and providing all the basic needs is a big challenge. Upon receiving this money from GiveDirectly I plan to be saving 2,000 KES monthly so that I can start goats rearing business. I will be buying two goats in four months time. This will be a great source of income in future as I will be selling them at a profit.I will also be spending 500 KES per month to pay fees for my three children who are in primary school. The rest of the money will be spent on food and clothes.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am always grateful to have a health family and have my children in school. They are performing well in the academics. This has been my source of joy this year.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My family of seven has no one who has a stable job. We only depend on my spouse who does odd job in Mombasa to fend for the family. This has caused lack of money for the basic needs such as food and school fees. We sometimes go to bed without food and this has affected my young children's health. The three children in school lack fees as they mostly spend most of the time out of school. This has affected their academic performances.