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Kenya Large Transfer
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access_time 16 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I live in a single-roomed house with my six children, and some of them are teenagers and need privacy. Currently, we cook and sleep in the same room such that when they want to study they have to go to their grandmother's house. Receiving this money means a decent three-roomed house for my family. I plan on using $550 to purchase iron sheets, cement, and other building materials. Then purchase enough food that can last us a month so that I can rest without going for the hard jobs. I am happy because the transfers will change the way I live and also boost my confidence.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The only thing that makes me happy is when I get a job to do so that I can feed my children. When I have money to provide my six children with two meals a day, I feel delighted. Despite the challenges that I face, I work so hard to meet their basic needs and my children are my motivation.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
For the past three years, there has been a consistent drought. I have not harvested anything from my farm since 2019 forcing me to purchase food staff. I do casual jobs to make ends meet and the $ 2 I earn per day is only enough to purchase maize flour. My children sometimes fail to go to school when they do not get something to eat for a day. It pains me when I see them crying due to hunger yet I cannot do anything to put enough food on the table.