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Dorcas's family
Dorcas
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Raising livestock
faceAge:
30
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 3 months ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I would like to spend the entire amount of these transfers to purchase a piece of land and build a house elsewhere far from here. This is the only step that I need to take to guarantee progress in my life and safeguard my children's good mental health. I would have done this earlier but I have no sufficient income because, from the sale of milk, I only manage to make $40 a month which is only sufficient to pay school fees for my 2 children in kindergarten and buy them food.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happy that I am a single mother of two and I can provide everything for them. It is not usually so easy for single moms to provide for their families.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The main challenge that I am currently facing is related to the land that I am currently living on. Since I am a single lady, my brothers believe that I am not entitled to inherit this property from our parents. They have been threatening to burn down my house and they sometimes beat up my children for nothing. I am worried that someday they might as well kill or maim my children. I wish I could give them their space and settle somewhere else where I can have the peace of mind that I deserve. My children also will stop living in fear and have some freedom.