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Joyce
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
faceAge:
38
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 18 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I have five children who are schooling at primary and secondary schools respectively. The first daughter is at Ngala girls secondary school and she has a fee balance of $640 as of January 2023. The other four in primary have a collective fee balance of $150. My husband and I are casual workers earning approximately $230 per month which mostly caters to food and medication. I will use $790 to clear all the fees arrears for the children at school so that they can settle and improve their performances. I will also use $150 to buy three goats as an investment for the family. Currently, I have no investment such that should any emergency occur then I am stuck. Thanks to Give directly organization for their program.
What is the happiest part of your day?
On July 2022 I suffered a kidney stone problem.It affected me for almost three months. I was indoors all the time. On October 2022 I got medication at the Kilifi referral hospital and became well. I felt very happy to be well and got back to my work.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My husband and I are casual workers. He works as a masonry at Mombasa earning approximately $200 per month though not all the time. I work at the nearby quarry earning approximately $30 per month. The family income is very low such that I find it hard to pay school fees for my children. I have five children where one is at Ngala girls secondary school and four are at Bale primary school. The one at secondary has a fee structure of $460 per year where as the four in primary have a fee structure of $3250 each per year. The daughter who is at secondary school has a fees balance of $180. This means that she will have a total balance of $640 when schools open on January 2023. The fees problem has affected her performance.