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Saumu's family
Saumu
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
faceAge:
26
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 2 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Living communally comes with many challenges. It comes with hate and quarrels most of the time from other family members. This money will help me get away from all this and have peace of mind. I will buy a one acre piece of land which will cost me between 500-600 USD. I will build a house and shift with my spouse and children. I will be able to farm peacefully and get relieved from emotional stress.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My mornings determine how my day will be. Waking up healthy and strong is what makes me happy. I spend most of the morning hours doing house chores. I fetch water, firewood and wash clothes and utensils. Morning is the happiest part of my day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My household is among the over 20 households in the compound. My spouse is one of the grandsons to the compound head. When his parents passed on, some family members started mistreating and hating him due to family related issues. This continued even after he married me. My spouse and I have really struggled to co exist well with some of the family members. I live with fear since most of the time my spouse is away at work. We have always wanted to buy a piece of land and start a separate life away from family wrangles but financial constraints has been a hindrance. This is what has been my biggest hardship in my 8 years of marriage.