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access_time 21 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
Two years ago, due to Covid-19, I closed down a business that I had. Lack of money to reopen it saw me stay at home and farm. I desire to use the transfers to open up a retail shop in the nearest shopping center. From the business profits I can supplement my husbands income and our children will get all they need especially school fees. I am thankful to Givedirectly as has made my dreams come to pass.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I joined a savings group in January 2022 and when I got KES 12,000 in savings from table banking in December I was very happy. We celebrated Christmas like any other average family and also I bought clothes for my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The lack of a stable source of income is the biggest challenge currently. My husband who is the breadwinner of the family is a driver, and with the rise in the cost of fuel, he gets little money as he works on a casual basis. This has made us struggle to make ends meet hence we are unable to meet all the basic needs of our family.