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Receiving GiveDirectly money will be a big boost to my family, I plan to build a decent iron sheet roofed cooking area since the One I have been using is an old grass tatched and dilapidated house, this is also where my two daughters sleep because we have a small house which is not enough to accommodate my large family of 8. This will cost approximately KES 20,000. I will use the remaining cash to ensure we have sufficient food stuffs and I will pay school fees to my 2 children in secondary school. This will bring more impact to us, it will reduce on the cost of living for the family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Seeing my family healthy is my biggest joy, also when I heard GiveDirectly was coming to our village I was super excited about it and I am still grateful for the good work GiveDirectly is doing.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Currently I have 2 children in various secondary schools, paying their school fees is a big challenge at the moment we have a fee balance of KES 20,000. My husband and I fully depend on casual jobs which doesn't cater for all our basic needs like education, food and clothing to our 6 children. It is my desire to see them educated and better their lives in future. When I receive money from give directly I will pay their school fees.