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I am a business person but due to a lack of money, I have not been able to start my own business. I mostly do maize broking in the nearby market. I earn KES 500 from it and it is only once a week. This money is too little to meet all my family need but I do it anyway to ensure my children does not go to bed hungry. When I get this transfer my heart desire of having my own business will be fulfilled. I will open a store whereby I will be selling maize. I need capital of KES 100,000 to start up. This business will help me generate income which I will use to pay school fees for my children and even gather for their basic needs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
When I heard about Givedirectly my heart rejuvenated. It has been my prayer that it will come to my aid. I was hopeful that when I get this money it will help me meet my heart desires and relieve me of my other financial needs. The news about these organizations brought joy and happiness into my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest challenge I am currently facing is financial constraints. This is mentally disturbing. I am a widow, my husband died over 10 years ago so everything depends on me. Children in school also need school fees not to mention food. My business is not paying much and I only do it once a week during market day broking maize. My earnings are very minimal and cannot sustain all my needs