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Esther
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Tailoring
faceAge:
31
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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access_time 24 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
After clearing my tailoring course, I could not afford a sewing machine and thus opted to rent one at a fee of 1000 shillings a month. Receiving this money means I will be able to buy my own at a cost of 35000 shillings and save the monthly rent which will later enable me get a second machine and employ someone thus growing my business and income significantly.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I love my afternoons because I get to sew since most mornings and evenings are spent in the farm now being the rainy season.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Since I could not afford a sewing machine, I decided to rent one at a cost of 1000 shillings a month. This turned out to be a costly venture as the 1000 I pay is more than what I make within the month by almost 200 shillings. Thus, am always far behind on the rent and cannot meet other needs such as food and education for my kids.