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Receiving this money means quality education for my daughter. I have really struggled single handedly to put her through school and she is currently in form 3. I wouldn't want her to stop at secondary education and my desire is to take her to a college of her choice. Education is the only weapon that will rescue her from leading a miserable life since she can be able to secure a good job. She will also support me because I am aging and I may not be able to work in future. To achieve this dream, I will spend 40000 Kenya shillings to purchase livestock for rearing.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning. I love this time because I am always busy with household chores and free from any depressing thoughts.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I used to sell palm wine for a living and it could earn me around 300 shillings a day. This amount could atleast meet my basic needs such as food with much ease. However, I stopped the business when the government ordered the closure of public gatherings, as a way of containing the Covid-19 pandemic. Currently I depend on my children who have their families to care for. Life is so difficult that sometimes I can go without food. All this is attributed to financial instability which is my biggest hardship.