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Street trading - non-food (self-employed)
FSD / Urban Youth
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access_time 4 months ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
My first priority is to invest in my business of selling second clothes. Normally I sell them on small quantity due to inadequate capital. That is why I will expand the business by buying new stocks including a full bale. That way I will have a variety of different clothes to sell to my different target market. Money from my business will help me improve my family's life financially. I want to pay for my child's school fees. She is about to start school next year but I have been worried on where to get her school fees. She will be able to get education and get a chance to progress in life. Thirdly I will use money given to me to help my family whenever they require money. My grandfather and my aunt support me from time to time. So I will help them with money for agriculture to buy seeds and pay for harvesting labour.
Describe your biggest worry.
My top concern is gang violence and crime because, I live in fear of losing my life and that of my family. My neighbourhood is not secured enough, and youths who are idle or with no opportunities in life tend to be involved in crime gangs. This has made it insecure to even go out at night in some places. My top concern brings me to my concern of housing. I want to move to a better and safe home with my family and get out of the current neighborhood I reside in I also worry for the general security of people in my neighbourhood. Police usually patrol and provide security but most of the time, there have been killings by police and harassment on the youths in Mathare and other slums.
What are your greatest ambitions?
My ambitions in life are; to be in Gods favour, be blessed with a good job, own a big cosmetic and boutique shop here in Mathare. With all these I will be able to provide for my family, have an improved life and make sure my child gets the best education in order to be great in life.
Describe your usual day. How do you spend your time?
On my usual day I wake up early in the morning, pray then start by cleaning the house, conducting all house chores and ensuring my child is clean and fed. Then I take the clothes I am to sell and go to work. Before starting work, I take my child to my sister in -law's house so that she can help me take care of her as I go to work. Normally I hawk the clothes I have depending with the price market, the clothes range from female clothes to children clothes. I walk around the whole day just to make sure I sell some clothes before going home. Then I go back home in the evening, prepare food then go to sleep and wait for the next day. During my free time I help out at Good Samaritan children's home or visit my aunt in Eastleigh.