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Kiplangat's family
Kiplangat
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
35
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means better education for my children. I have 3 children all in a boarding primary school. Yearly, I part with KES 21000 as their schools fees. I have a small bussiness in a nearby shopping centre which daily earns me KES 200 as profit. This can only sustain my family basic needs such as food and is not enough to cater for everything including school fees. I am planning to use KES 15,000 from the transfer to pay school fees for next term. The rest I will use to start dairy farming by purchasing one dairy cow worth KES 30,000 which in about two years can calf and produce milk that I can sell to generate income. I am happy because Givedirectly will help me to achieve this ambition.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Resumption of normal business operations after ceassetion of curfew hours is what brought me joy as a businessman. I can now operate my business upto late hours hence increased daily sales and more profit.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The challenge I am facing currently is financial constraints. The business I am operating now is not doing good and the income I get from it is not enough to pay school fees for my 3 children in boarding primary school and at the same time meet other family basic needs. Sometimes they are sent home to collect school fees in arrears and this disturbs me alot.