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Meliyo's family
Meliyo
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
faceAge:
33
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 12 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I was not fortunate enough to pursue my education but I want my daughter to prosper in her's.I'm a single mother of one and I stay with my niece. They both depend on me for their education. Since they are day scholar's they have to come back in the evening and do their homework at the house, bit I have no electricity nor a solar panel to aid in studying through the night. Sometimes they have to stay in School till late so as to use the school's electricity but I fear for their safety. I hope to use an amount of KES 17,000 for a solar panel to help in lighting and phone charging, KES 20,000 on their School fees and other school expenses. As for the remaining amount I will use on buying wiring equipment to build a house for my chicken and food for the family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I'm working with my colleagues at the flower farm. We get to share not only about work but also about our families and this is where I get hope to work hard for my daughter to have a better life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is insufficient finances. I work as a casual labourer at a flower farm in the neighboring county. Every end month I'm paid an income of KES 6,000 which is not enough to pay for my kinships education or better our lives by having electricity in the homestead.