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Purity
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
faceAge:
24
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 19 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I have always wanted to start my own business, I am so passionate about it only that I lack the finances. There is a good business opportunity here in my neighborhood of a boutique business, I feel that if I get the means my life will change for the better. The second-hand clothes which are highly demanded are not available in the nearby market and people are forced to travel to Marigat to look for them which is far. It is for this reason that I intend to leverage on the existing market gap, I plan to use $ 100 to purchase the stock for sale and the rest of the money will help me to purchase goats for keeping. Goat farming does well in this area and it is an easy way to create wealth. I am so elated about this transfer from GiveDirectly since it will elevate my life and that of children. We have suffered long enough.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Sometimes last year August my son, Alvin, got a Combustion grant sponsorship program by the Full Gospel Churches of Kenya. It is a program where a child is selected in school for sponsorship and support to the household where they come from for instance last Christmas we were given clothes and 40 kg of maize grains. It was a day filled with joyful moments. The sponsorship will continue for 18 years and I am over the moon and forever thankful to God.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I was displaced by the banditry that happen in the Mochongoi area sometime in 2020, so we moved to this new area because of the insecurity. I am a mother of 2 boys and they depend on me solely to fend for them since I separated from my husband in 2018. I am completely hapless and misery stricken. Life is hard for me. Lately, there is a serious scarcity of water in this place, I am forced to go long distances about 5 Km away to fetch water otherwise I am forced to buy at $0.40 which is high and sometimes unaffordable.