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Mwenda's family
Subsistence farming
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 2 months ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I have a family of three and we are living in a two-bedroom house. The house has a muddy wall that makes a lot of dust. My husband has been coughing due to the dust. I will use $400 to change my house wall from muddy to permanent. I will also use $300 to buy 10 goats as an investment. This will help me in the future during an emergency. Currently, I do not have any investments now which is why hunger is disturbing my family. I will use the remaining money to buy food for the family. Thanks to Givedirectly for their program.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My grandchild Pendo got a job at Kilifi last month. She has a salary of $100 per month. I am happy because she will help the family get food every month. Currently, the family takes one meal per day and sometimes we go without food the whole day. I am praying for my granddaughter very much.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have a family of three members. My husband is old he can no longer work and I am just a housewife. We rely on my daughter who does casual work which lacks the guarantee of getting a job every day. She earns approximately $30 per month. This money caters for food only which sometimes we go without food. Currently I last took food two days ago. I feel dizziness and lack the energy to go and take water from the water tap. Lack of food is the challenge I am currently facing.