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Suleiman
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
faceAge:
22
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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access_time 9 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I am skilled motorbike rider and for the past 1year, this skill has enabled me to take care of my family. Since I do not have my own motorbike and I do not have a direct employer, I am forced to work as a squad where by I rely on someone else not riding theirs to operate. The proceeds are good in that I normally ferry charcoal and per trip I manage to save Ksh.1500.If only I had my motorbike my income would be consistent but now that I have to rely on others, I can even go for a week without getting the opportunity. With this money, I will spend ksh. 80,000 to purchase a second hand motorbike that a friend is selling and with the rest, I will complete construction of my current house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is usually in the morning. This is the time when I go to the motorbike shade in our center to talk to my friends who have their own motorbikes to request if I can be given a chance to work for the day. Being able to get that big chance really makes me happy and I ensure to utilise it so that I make as much as I can to sustain my family even on days when I have not been able to work.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Not having a consistent source of income is the biggest hardship that I face. If I had my own motorbike then I am sure that my income will enable me to feed my family, construct for them a much spacious house and even furnish its interior with good beddings and seats but that is not the case. I have the skill but my using it to earn an income is dependant on if I am lucky to get a motorbike. This situation of financial difficulty has forced us to sleep on the cold hard floor in a very dusty surface. The result is that my child tends to get sick often from the dust and if given a chance, I would really like to change my situation of helplessness.