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I am a widow living with my 2 children who are still schooling. I have had a challenge in paying their school fees and sometimes they are always sent home, something that has affected their studies. I have desired to ensure they get the best education and with this cash grant, I am so confident that I will have the opportunity to clear their fees on time. This will give them maximum time in school and hence, good results. In addition, I will also buy a solar panel for lighting at home to facilitate their night studies because currently, they are using a kerosene lamp which has affected them since it has a lot of smoke. By doing this, I will have given my children a better foundation that will lead to good opportunities in the future. Thus, this is generally what receiving this money means to me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The month of April this year was of blessing to me because I reaped a lot from the sale of chicken to our muslim friends who were celebrating their Eid festive. This gave me a huge profit which I estimated to be 1000 KES. The amount helped me to buy food for my family something that brought us back smiles on our faces. Hence, I consider this to be the source of joy in my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Being the sole breadwinner of my family of 3 has challenged me financially because I do not a reliable source of income to support us. Currently, I only depend on some poultry which I sometimes sell to get cash. The income from the sale of chicken is seasonal and this means surviving on one meal a day. Imagine my children going to school hungry! I have been feeling so helpless to them. Therefore, I consider the lack of a reliable source of income as my biggest challenge.