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Peris
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Tailoring
faceAge:
33
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Preparing Payments
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access_time 4 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I intend to pay school fees for my two girls in secondary school and another who is joining them next year. I have always had the passion of ensuring that my children get the best education because I dropped out in class six due to lack of fees. I do not have any livestock hence I plan to buy two cows which would help me in getting fresh milk for my family and also plough my farm during the planting season.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My day starts at 6 am in the morning where I prepare breakfast for my family so that they can go to school. At 9 am, that is when I open my tailoring shop which doubles up as my house. On a good day I am able serve four custormers which at the end of the day pay Kshs. 400 which I spend on buying food for my family while I save about Kshs 300. This makes up the happiest part of my day knowing that I got rewarded for my efforts.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Educating my two girls usually costs me Kshs. 22000 in a year and on several occassion they are sent back home because I am not able to raise that kind of money with my tailoring work which is unstable. To make matters worse my husband is unemployed and has moved from town to town in search of employement.