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Sheila
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
24
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 3 months ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I would like to spend these transfers on the diversification of my business. It will not grow to the standards I desire if I continue dealing with one product only. I would also like to employ someone to help me when my health is at its lowest. My husband has been surviving on casual jobs in the city will also benefit because I plan to relocate him home and help him with $300 to start a business.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My kitchen garden has been giving me happiness and joy all this time. I spend most of my time on weekends tending to the vegetables and am so happy it has been feeding my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I am currently experiencing challenges with my business and also my health. My business was doing so well before the 2020 covid pandemic but it seems like the pandemic eroded my customer base. During that time my monthly profits could amount to $120 monthly. At the moment making a profit of $30 is pure luck. I have also been asthmatic and the condition has been deteriorating for the last year. I think this has partly contributed to the downfall of my business since I can't stay until late at night because of the extreme cold which may worsen the situation.