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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means quality education for my children. I have 3 children, one in college and two in secondary school. Yearly, I part with KES 21000 as their school's fees. I lost my husband in 2019 and life has been an up hill task for the family. My children have been sent out of school several times because I cannot raise school fees on time. I depend mainly on selling eggs in kipsuter Centre and with little profit to make, it has been so hard to raise school fees. I plan to use KES 70,000 on school fees till they complete their studies, the remaining I will use to buy a dairy cow worth KES 30,000.
What is the happiest part of your day?
With plenty of Rainfall in the last 2 months, I managed to get lots of casual jobs in the village mainly weeding. This I do early in the morning before I go and sell my eggs in town. I make around KES 250 in weeding to add to the profit I get from selling eggs. Last month, I saved KES 2500 from my casual job which I used to pay for the school fees balance I owned kipsuter secondary.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The challenge I am facing currently is financial constraints. The business I am operating now is not doing good and the income I get from it is not enough to pay school fees for my children and buy foodstuffs for the family. Sometimes they are sent home but I do not have anything to give them, this disturbs me a lot.