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Kahunda's family
Kahunda
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
22
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 2 months ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I have a family of five members and we are all living in a one-room house with a grass roof. It leaks during the rainy season and sometimes the family spends a sleepless night when it rains during the night. My first daughter is now 13 years old and you can imagine living in the same room with such a grown-up girl. The house lacks privacy and sometimes the husband changes his clothes after bathing in the forest. This is not the best life at all. He is a casual laborer earning $20 per month and I am a housewife. We cannot build a spacious house for the family. I will use $200 to buy 20 pieces of iron sheets, use $200 to pay labor, and use $300 to buy other building materials to buy a two-room house. This will accommodate my family very well. I will also use $300 to buy food for the family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In November 2022, my husband got a job at one of the construction sites at Matanomane center. He earned $150 for the month. He did the shopping and brought home baking flour and cooking oil. I prepared chapati for the family and we enjoyed. Be for then, the family had last taken chapati on 1st January 2022. I felt very happy as the mother.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My husband is a casual worker and I am just a housewife. He earns around $20 a month though not every month. I have a family size of four members and we use 2 bags of maize flour per day. My husband's income is low such that we adjusted the daily meal per day. We take one meal per day. Sometimes the family goes without food. A good example is last week, I got only two packets of maize flour the whole week. So I used the flour to prepare porridge for the children and my husband and I spent three good days without food. We survived with water only. Lack of food is the challenge I am facing in life.