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Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 3 months ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I have desired to invest in livestock to act as my reliable source of income in the future because I will be able to sell and support my 7 children's education. To ensure this comes to reality, I intend to spend $350 to buy 10 goats and since they multiply fast, I am confident of fully supporting them in school. This will guarantee them a better future since they will have the opportunity to get decent jobs once they are done with their studies. On the other hand, I intend to install underground water pipes to my home to have easy access to clean and safe water for my household consumption. To offset this water problem, I will spend $200 of my money. The remaining amount will help me to buy new bedding for my family as well as to expand my business.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My new job! In October, I decided to venture into the business of selling fish. Since I didn't have the starting capital, I had to borrow a small loan of $30 to start the business. Although my job is yet to pick up well, I am so happy to find myself engaged in an income-generating activity. Therefore, I consider my work as my source of joy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Imagine my children sleeping on the floor due to a lack of money to buy decent bedding! This has affected them since they can not enjoy their nights and also, has negatively impacted their performances. This has lowered my self-esteem as a mother and seeing them on the floor at night makes me shade tears but again, I am just helpless to them. Thus, I consider financial instability as my biggest challenge.