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Marfret's family
Marfret
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
faceAge:
22
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a sustainable source of income for me. I intend to use my transfer to buy a cow and three goats at a cost of 40000KES. The fact that my children are still young and they have not started school, by the time they start going to school the goats will have multiplied so I will sell some and pay for my children school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I have a son who is the last, last month he got sick which really deteriorated his health. In that note, I said if he gets better I will buy him a chicken. I prayed so much and eventual in that week he got better and started eating well. Last week, I bought him the chicken so that he can start owning some assets. So it was a very happy moment for me.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Currently, I do experience a hard challenge of food insecurity. With the prolonged drought that has been seen, it was hard to get enough from farming which is our only source of food. So my family have had some instances of going to bed without taking a meal. For the last three months it has been a painful time because my husband is a casual labourer so sometimes he could go for a whole week without any work.