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What does receiving this money mean to you?
I have been building a permanent house from the year 2015 and up to now I have not completed it. I have 6 children who are in their different level of schooling. The school fees for the whole year is KES 180,000 for all my 6 children and that is what has stopped me from completing the house. My family is still living in a small house that is not enough to accommodate all of them. Financial constraints have weighed me down to a point that I cannot catch sleep. My desire is to complete the construction of this house so that my family can finally have a decent place to sleep. I intend to spend KES 50,000 to see this happen. Receiving this money will help me finish my 7year old house project
What is the happiest part of your day?
There is a project going on in this village funded by the world bank where villagers get electricity connection free of charge. I am one of the beneficiaries of this project and I am happy that I will soon have power in my house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I own a hardware shop at Labotiet shopping centre where I sell building materials. The main challenge that I face is the decreasing number of customers who come to buy because of skyrocketing prices of building materials. I hardly sell and the business is on the verge of collapsing because I have been using working capital to finance the basic needs of my family. I am worried that if the situation continues as it is materials such as cement might expire and will be a big loss to me