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Napengera
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
50
workCampaign
Kenya Large Transfer
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What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
When I receive my transfers, I plan to spend $400 towards constructing an additional room for my family of six. Currently, we live in a small one-room house, and as my children grow into teenagers, the lack of space affects our privacy and comfort. Another $200 will go towards school fees for my daughter, who is in grade 10. It is crucial for me to keep her in school consistently and prevent her from experiencing the shame of being sent home for unpaid fees. This has always been a worry due to our financial constraints. As a family, we rely on charcoal burning and selling vegetables, which typically brings in about $100 in a good month. This income is essential as it covers our food expenses. Despite these challenges, I am hopeful that with careful planning and these investments, we can improve our living conditions and provide better opportunities for our children's education and well-being.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Living in harmony with my neighbors brings me great joy. Despite the challenges we have faced, such as property loss from floods, maintaining positive relationships remains crucial. Not everyone may fully grasp the hardships we have endured, but I believe in the power of empathy and mutual support within a community. By fostering understanding and cooperation, we can navigate tough times together more effectively. It is about creating a supportive environment where everyone feels valued and heard, especially during times of adversity and I am grateful to live in such a community.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I am currently facing a big challenge trying to maintain a steady income for my family of six. We primarily rely on charcoal burning and vegetable farming, but these jobs are so unpredictable due to weather changes. During rainy seasons, charcoal burning is impossible, so we rely heavily on vegetable farming. But that comes with its own set of challenges like market competition and price fluctuations. It is saddening because our financial situation is constantly affected by these factors. We struggle to make ends meet and provide for our family's needs. I feel like we are always on edge, never knowing if we will have enough to cover everything.