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What does receiving this money mean to you?
It has been my desire to renovate the house where I am carrying out my tailoring business. The room lacks floor and the soil dirtifies clothes during sewing. This has made it almost impossible to cut and sew white clothes. In addition, the job is also affected by the use of old sewing machine and lack of materials for making school uniforms. GiveDirectltly cash will help me in solving all these problems. With 20 000KES, I am going to plaster the room and also make a cemented floor. I plan to spend 15 000 to purchase a singer sewing machine and 30 000 will be spent towards buying school uniform materials which can make up to 20 000KES profit.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The past one month was the best since the year began. Since January, the outcome of my small business has been between 1500-2000KES monthly. In the month of April, as schools near opening, many pupils were brought to get new school uniforms for the new academic year. In the single month I was able to harvest 9 000KES which helped me in offsetting a portion of the school arrears for my siblings.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I am a total orphan left with the responsibilities of fending my two younger siblings. One is in college while the other one is in secondary school. I depend on tailoring which do not yield much since the machine is old and I also lack materials. The lack of adequate resources has made my business stagnate for years as my brother and sister struggle in school due to lack of fees.