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Norah
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
faceAge:
29
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means better housing for me. Currently, I live in a small grass-thatched house, which acts as the bedroom, kitchen, and living room. When visitors come visiting, I always ask my neighbors to accommodate them since I live in a small hut. My plan is to build a 3 bedroom house roofed with ironsheets. The estimated cost is KES 60,000. I will also buy a Dairy cow Worth KES 30,000 since I do not have one and I buy milk daily which is not cost effective. The remaining amount will go for foodstuffs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
For the last 6 moths, I have been happy because the rainfall pattern has changed. My location has received rains more than 15 times which is not normal in the area. Last year we received Rains 4 times in 6 months meaning we could not have planted anything and no foodstuffs for dairy animals.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The challenge am facing currently is School fees problem. I have two children in school and I have not paid last term fees, I owe the school around KES 10,000 and my children ware asked not to report to school till I clear fee balance. I only depend on casual jobs paying KES 250 per day. I have not managed to save much since it goes to foodstuffs each day.