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What does receiving this money mean to you?
A good education for my children is the greatest ambition I have. I am a mother of two children. The firstborn is already schooling. Due to unemployment, I struggle to pay his school fees. To overcome this, I intend to buy 10 goats at KES 3,000 each. By the time my children will be joining post-primary education, the goats will have doubled in numbers. I will no longer be stressed, I will just sell a few goats and pay their school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
For more than a year, this area had not received even a single drop of rainfall. This caused serious drought. It was very hot. Cows were the most affected. They died due to a lack of water and pasture. We received heavy rains over the festive season ( December 2021). I was very happy. The weather became conducive and water for consumption was readily available for the livestock.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Unemployment has made it very challenging in sustaining my family of two children. My 8 year old firstborn is already in school and I struggle to pay his tuition fees ( KES 2,000 per term). I used to actively engage in subsistence farming but due to lack of rains, I had no other option other than depending on my husband. My husband works as an assistant chief, with a huge burden of responsibility caused by the polygamous setting of our household, he is always overwhelmed by responsibilities.