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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will help me join Secondary school. I finished primary school in April but I have been unable to join secondary school because my mother cannot raise the required admission fees. My mother is a widow taking care of 3 other siblings. Being jobless, the burden of responsibility is surely overwhelming to her and that is why she has failed to support me. This has forced me to defer my studies until next year January. It saddens me but there is currently no way out. Come Next year January, I will have saved the first 4 transfers which will be enough for my admission. For the subsequent transfers, I will purchase 10 goats for 20,000 KES. Once they multiply, I will be selling them and save the earnings. Confidently, the income will sustain my whole high school education.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Finishing primary school was the peak of my happiness. I thought I could never manage because my parents are poor. They struggled to keep me in school. Despite all the challenges, I never got distracted and I luckily finished primary school in March this year.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Shortage of food is the current challenge I am facing. My father died in 2018. Together with my 3 siblings, we were only left with a single parent as the breadwinner. My mother is jobless. She has no source of income. This has really been challenging when it comes to providing us with food. We can go for two days without eating.