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Wesley
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
faceAge:
45
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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Preparing Payments
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access_time 15 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I lost my job as a cleaner when corona hit the country last year March. I relocated back home and started doing casual labour jobs such as construction within the village. It has been my dream to be self employed in the poultry sector. When I receive the transfer I will use it to start poultry farming and livestock farming by buying at least 10 goats and some chickens. Having my own source of income gives me job security and I can earn more income through it.
What is the happiest part of your day?
On my usual day I wake up at 7 in the morning, take breakfast then go out to look for construction or farming jobs within the village. I am mostly happy in the evenings when I get paid on the days I am working and when I am with my friends and catching up.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life has been unemployment, for over a year now I haven't been able to earn a stable income and this has even affected my relationship with my wife. She decided to go to get parents house for reasons I don't know but it was escalated by me not bringing in enough income as before. I used to earn 13,000 after taxation and that would help pay for fees and other basic needs such as food. When I was laid off I could not continue providing for my family like I used to.