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Margaret
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Raising livestock
faceAge:
39
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 18 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
The transfer will help me pay school fees. I will first pay $200 areas. To ensure they continue with their studies smoothly, I will use the other $800 to pay school fees for the year. Additionally, I will have to do farming when the rain begins. This will help me support my children in terms of food, transport and other school needs. I have half a acre piece of land that I inherited from my father. I will plant maize and also rent another acre. This will produce about 12 bags combined. For food security, I will store 6 bags and sell the rest.
What is the happiest part of your day?
What makes me happy are my children. They are well educated. My son completed university, now a job seeker. I also have another daughter in university. It makes me happy seeing my children excel in their education.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I separated with my husband 20 years ago. Life's not easy being a single mother of 4. My biggest challenge now is paying school fees. I have one girl in secondary school and another studying in the university. I need to clear fees areas of $200. I am worried about this year. I will have to raise another $800 to support them fully. I depend on farming to sustain them. This year has been difficult because of the drought. I normally plant maize for sell to support my family. Now I cannot do irrigation because the river source has dried completely.