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Stella
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Tailoring
faceAge:
35
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Preparing Payments
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access_time 10 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Since I am a tailor, I am planning to expand my tailoring business by buying more materials.More materials will help me train more students who at the end of it pay me for imparting them with the skills.I will also open a barber shop next to my tailoring shop.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My first morning duty is milking my cows.I then have breakfast and head to the shopping centre where I open my tailoring shop.This is where I spend most part of the day.This is the happiest part of my day since I put my skills into practice and at the same time interact with people.At the end of the day I do not go home empty handed.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
When I was sixteen years old I got pregnant which forced me to drop out of secondary school.After giving birth I felt ashamed going back to school since I already had a child.Two years later I joined a polytechnic to do tailoring which has since been my source of income.My dream was to complete secondary school and train as a teacher which I did not achieve.If I was a teacher I could be getting a higher income compared to now.This low income has made me struggle educating my two children.One is in university while the other is in primary school.It hasn't been easy being a mother at such an early age.I have really struggled considering that I am a single mother.