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Receiving this money means a better livelihood for my family. I'm a subordinate staff at a nearby health center while my husband is a hawker. On a good day, he makes KES 300 which mainly goes to buying foodstuff for our family of four. I'm paid KES 7000 per month which sometimes delays even going for two months without pay which inconveniences us. Currently, we do own a cow, we purchase milk costing us up to KES 1500 a month which to us is a lot. With this money, I plan to purchase a dairy cow which apart from feeding my family, will be earning an income through selling milk to my neighbors.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I got a job four months ago. It was such a relief since I lost my job when the Covid-19 pandemic started. I have just been staying at home for over a year. I was overjoyed when I applied for a job, successfully went through the interview, and got it.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Financial constraints are the biggest challenge. We cannot do much farming because we own less than an acre of a farm which we use as a vegetable garden. Our children are still young, they need a lot of attention and the expense of taking care of them is a lot. At this point in our lives, we cannot afford to save or lead a quality life because of this.