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Kazungu's family
Kazungu
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
64
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 17 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
My last born called Thoya did her class eight final exam last year 2021 and got a calling letter to Langobaya secondary school. Since then, he has never joined the school. I have no source of income and I feel bad to see my son not join secondary school. I will use $300 to buy the uniform and all the required shopping for him to join form one come 2022. I will also use $700 to pay school fees for two years. He is supposed to pay $350 per as school fees. This will make him stay at school and concentrate with his studies. I am happy for the Give directly program.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I have a piece of land worth 2.5acres. Over years I have been living without any document to show that I own the land. On June 2022, the national government through the ministry of lands came to hour area and issued title deeds. I felt very happy to get such a noble document for my piece of land. By now the value of my land has increased.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I am currently living alone. My wife lives with our children who lives in the Malindi sub-county. I am a farmer doing crop farming and rearing animals. It has been three years now without rain in our village. This caused drought and famine. I had ten cows and they all died due to a lack of water and grass. It happened last year 2022. I am now having a challenge of getting food. I rely on my children and neighbors for food. Food is the current challenge I am facing.