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What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
In July 2015, my daughter in law got sick and was admitted to Tenwek Mission Hospital barely after she bore her first born child. She was diagnosed with low platelets count in he body. We had never seen such a condition of excessive bleeding before. It was strange. Everyone in our family was disturbed and drained both emotionally and financially. My son was jobless and therefore could not afford medication for his sickly wife. We had to sell household properties and do casual jobs everyday to settle a bill of Kshs 126,000. This is the biggest hardship I have faced in my life.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning. Waking up stress free, in good health and having had a peaceful night is a very good way to set up for the day.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Early this year, our cow died leaving only its calf behind. My family was dependent on it for milk for the last three years. Receiving this money means I am going to spend my first transfer to purchase another milking cow to fend for my family. It also means I can channel the money I had since allocated to buying milk to other household necessities. I can imagine how my life will change and I am overly excited about this.