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Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 5 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means enough capital for my small business. Six months ago, we started providing Mobile money services in the nearby shopping center. This business is much more profitable when there is enough capital. Currently, I am running with a capital of KES 25000 which has assisted me to meet my family's needs though it is minimal. I am planning to use the first transfer of KES 55000 as capital to boost my daily income. The rest I will use to purchase a dairy cow so as not to depend on business only as a source of livelihood. I am happy because this will help me achieve my dream of being financially independent.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Six months ago, I started providing mobile money services at a nearby trading center. The profit I am getting currently is good enough to feed my family and the nature of the job is light compared to the casual jobs I used to do like working in peoples farms. Nowadays I have enough time to rest and this gives me joy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The challenge we are facing currently is the payment of school fees for my child in a private primary school. Each year, I am supposed to raise KES 10,000 for his school fees. I depend on business but with little capital I cannot afford to meet my family's basic needs at the same time school fees. This sometimes makes me to borrow loans and it is expensive repaying back due to high interest rates.