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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will bring a big change in my life. I used to do poultry keeping and it was a sustainable source of livelihood for me. I used to sell every Saturday of the week and I was getting KES 900. Life was good then. Fate would strike sometime last year when there was an outbreak of newcastle disease that wiped my entire chicken of about 50. I was devasted and it took me a long time to accept the situation, from then my economic situation has been worse. I have desired to go back to the chicken rearing but it has not been possible due to lack of capital. Give Directly could not have come at a better time than this, I intend to use KES 20000 to buy new chicks and raise them and use the rest of the money to buy a dairy cow for subsidies on the poultry project.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am a Community Health Volunteer engaged occasionally, last month the Kenya Red Cross engaged my services. We normally volunteer without any pay but last month we were tasked to teach the community about anthrax and rabies and I got a stipend of KES 9000. I was so overjoyed to get the money as it helped me to buy household goods.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I separated with my wife 4 years ago. He went with our 2 children. Life has never been the same since they left, I lost a name and life became meaningless to me.I am lonely and miss my children alot. When I see their photos, tears flow uncontrollably. If I ever reunite with my children it will be the best thing in the world for me. I was used to them and everything was just normal and we were having best family times like most families. I have tried to reconcile with her but it has never bore any fruit. It is very unfortunate!