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What does receiving this money mean to you?
I lost my husband to kidney failure in the year 2015, I was left behind as a breadwinner in the family. I am a mother of 4 children who are in various secondary schools and I have had the burden of paying for their school fees. I fully depend on casual jobs within the village where I do weeding in our neighbor's lands, this job is not guaranteed and it pays a little income of approximately KES 200 per day. The money I earn does not sustain all the family's needs like food, school fees, and clothing. When I receive money from GIveDirectly I will be able to settle my 4 children's school fees for one academic year which amounts to KES 108,000. This will reduce the burden I hold and it will pave way for me to work and save for the next academic year.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My last-born daughter managed to perform well in her primary school education and she joined a good secondary school this week. This has given me hope to work harder and be able to make her dreams true of being a doctor in the future.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Being a widow who fully depends on casual jobs, proving for the family is a big problem. I have constantly thought of being a dairy farmer to earn a better living but due to the financial constraints, I am unable to own one. This will help in a big way to cater to other school expenses.