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Kenya Large Transfer
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access_time 2 months ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
Receiving this money means a stable source of income for my family. When my mother fell ill fifteen years ago, I became the breadwinner at a tender age. This forced me to drop out of school to take care of her and my siblings. I do casual jobs to earn a living and the $2 I earn thrice a week is only enough to purchase food for the five of us. Due to her ailment, she requires medication and good nutrition which is quite expensive. As a result, I am forced to borrow money from people and even soft loans from mobile banking applications. The transfers will lift a financial burden from me as I will use it to open up a business. This will ensure a consistent flow of income and be in a position to meet the basic needs comfortably. The remaining transfer will go into paying debts and purchasing food.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My mother's health has improved for the past six months. Her condition was bad , but nowadays she can afford a smile because she is recovering well. She also got a wheelchair donation from a well-wisher and this has eased her movement within the compound at the same time she can sit or even sleep comfortably.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My mother has been sickly for the past twenty years and since she is bed ridden, I am the breadwinner of my family. I do casual jobs to earn a living and the $2 I earn a day is not enough to purchase food at the same time her drugs. Some days, she stays without the prescribed medication which worsens her situation. This stresses me and I feel bad when I cannot provide for her.