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Subsistence farming
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access_time 8 days ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Two of my children are in secondary school and one is pursuing her undergraduate course at Kiriri Women's University. This has translated to financial strain on my family now that we do not have a stable income. I do subsistence farming to earn a living which earns me a monthly income of about KES 5000, this money is little and not sufficient for our family needs. I have school fees arrears of about KES 60000 for my children. As a result of this, I will prioritize this money to clear all my school fee arrears to enable me to work on the household chores. I will also plan KES 20000 to initiate a poultry business to enable me to earn income and improve the living standard of my family. Also, I will use the remaining amount to buy food for my family and avoid the challenge of food shortages. This will make me feel happy as I will no longer strain.
What is the happiest part of your day?
With a little family income of about KES 5000 monthly, my family was able to have food. We never faced extreme hunger making me feel good and happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
A stable source of income is the big challenge that I am currently experiencing, this makes me feel the pressure of financial constraints. It makes me unable to pay school fees well for my children and thus being sent home to fetch school fees frequently. This affects their quality of education.