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Bendera
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
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UBI
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access_time 1 month ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I'm an eighth born in a family of ten currently just resting in the village after missing a chance to join high school due to lack of funds. When I finished my primary education, my father openly declared that he wasn't able to take me through high school and that I should give him sometime to pool funds so that I could join village polytechnic instead. But right now this has been quite too long with family issues erupting everyday. When I receive this money I want to just effectively save up my transfers so that I can raise enough money to start paying my college fees on my own.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My life is already hard enough and so there's very little to smile about. But I'm still very happy because yesterday I got to be censused after a long wait. We already though that GiveDirectly skipped us because every agent always just ask us for directions into the village but no one has shown any interest in serving us. Two days ago out of anxiety, we decided to call hotline number and explain our case. I'm glad it worked out and yesterday they sent somebody to specifically visit us. Thanks a lot to GiveDirectly for that.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have a ton load of challenges all steming from lack of financial resources. I only managed to finish primary school education which can not get me any formal or well paying job out here. Currently I do not even have the means to enroll into a village polytechnic so that I can learn some practical skills that I can apply to earn a living.