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access_time 10 days ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I'm a mother of four living with my husband and children in the village. Two of them are still in grade school; level five and three while the other two already dropped out sometime back. That really motivated me to keep educating the remaining two to any level I'll manage with the limited resources I have so that they can change their lives from this of poverty. I normally sell local palm wine as well as burning and selling charcoal to earn a living. My husband on the other hand has casual jobs around the village, and together we support our family. Averagely we make around 5000 KES monthly as a family. This isn't enough to pay school fees of 5000 KES per academic term and also provide other basic needs. I'll be very happy to get these transfers as they're going to relieve me off the burden of school fees for as long as the project lasts.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I was very happy in the last two months as my business was doing great and I was even able to comfortably afford life. Over here we live in a semi arid area where we do not even grow a lot of crops and so having money is vital because everything has a price tag including water. In that month of March I made good sales especially from charcoal and so I was able to get most of my need and take care of my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My challenges stem from low level of income as I am always struggling to afford my children's education and also to effectively feed them. It would make me very happy if I could add another source of income so that I'm be able to even take care of life emergencies like sickness that are always inevitable once you have a family. Currently my businesses aren't doing great because most people are broke in the village and affects even pricing.