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Raeli's family
Raeli
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
faceAge:
45
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 2 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Rain brings joy and happiness in our area but it is not the case for us, my kitchen is old and has a leaking roof, this frustrates us a lot especially when it is rainy season. When I receive this money I will use KES 60000 to build a better house made of iron sheet with a better kitchen. This will enable us to live a better life and avoid stress when it rains. I will also set aside KES 10000 to stock food for my children. My children put on a torn school uniform, this is bringing me shame and with this money, I will use KES 10000 to buy them a new school uniform.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I managed to buy a cow with the little money I saved from my casual job. This made us have our milk and thus reduce family expenses. With the little earnings, my family has been able to have at least a meal a day regardless of the struggle I was going through. This makes me feel happy that I can discharge my duties as a parent.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I am the sole breadwinner for the family and the biggest challenge I am going through is providing for the family. Food is sold extensively in our area and what I earn from my casual job is peanuts, at times I may not get a job meaning that day I will have nothing to buy food for the family. To survive, we decide to skip meals or use tea with sweet potatoes for supper.