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Receiving this money means a better future for my children since I have desired to educate them to university. I have been worried about realizing this dream but with the arrival of GiveDirectly to our village, I am optimistic about materializing my ambition. My plan once I receive these transfers is to spend KES 55000 to pay school fees for my 2 children who are in secondary school and one in college. This will allow them to settle in school and hence, a better performance. I will further spend KES 30000 to construct a separate structure for my family, this is because I am currently sharing a house with my cowife. With the remaining amount, I intend to buy 5 goats that will act as an investment project to support my children's education in the future.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I have been the solely provider for my household until April this year when my firstborn son got a job as a tax driver. In May he sends me KES 1500 which I used on food expenses for the family. This made me happy because I knew that I will use my income on paying school fees for my children while my son will be assisting with other household expenses like food.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The challenge that I am currently facing is a financial crisis. This has forced me to engage in charcoal work to earn money that can support my children's education. Considering this is income which is very low of KES 10000 per month, it can not fully cater for their school fees as well as to sustain to other household expense likes food. My children have been frequently sent out of the school to collect school fees and this has worried me for long.