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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will mean a lot to me, will mean a lot to me, I recently graduated with a diploma in secretarial studies but I haven't been able to get my dream job of being a secretary. I had to resort to business and my parents saved some cash and helped me start a small business of vending fast food in the village. On a good day I make about 1200 shillings which is not enough to cater for my toddler. I will use the transfer to expand my business,that way I am guaranteed an increased income and I can later on build my own house and save for my child's education.
What is the happiest part of your day?
On my usual working days I wake up at 6 in the morning and get ready for work. I normally cook on the previous night to manage time during the next day. I also go with my son to work where I spend the whole day selling cooked food until evening. On days that I'm able to finish my produce for the day and get a good return from the sells is when am mostly happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship has been unemployment, after pursing my dream course I haven't been able to get a well paying job. My food vending business is still a start-up and I get 1000 on average including profit. That alone can not cater for food and other basic needs for my family.