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Zawadi's family
Zawadi
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
workCampaign
UBI
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access_time 5 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I am a farmer and I would like to own at least two cows to plow my land. At the moment I cannot acquire a cow at once, consequently, I will have to buy goats and exchange them for cows. My target is to acquire about 14 goats (a goat every month for 2500 KES) and trade them for two cows. The remaining 500 KES I will spend on school fees. I have five children in primary school with the eldest in grade seven and the youngest in grade two. In a term, I pay about 4000 KES for the five of them, I am so happy that this money will aid in their education for the next five years.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am grateful that my six children and I are in good health and alive. Life is not guaranteed and it is good to rejoice at all times.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have five children in primary school with who I have been struggling to pay for their school fees. I do not work and my husband raises cattle for a living which does not earn as much. We are forced to often sell a goat every time to offset the arrears in their school. My priority is their education and when they are out of school for lack of the same it saddens me.