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Mercy
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
37
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means my dream of owning a dairy cow will come true. I am a single mother of three and also have two other nephews to take care of.Feeding , educating and clothing these kids is a challenge because the little I earn from the sale of fast food in the market is spent on food .My incomes from this job is KES 200 per day and the whole of it is spent on milk and flour . With this money I shall buy a cow worth KES 40000 to help me in food security and income generation from the sale of surplus milk.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The evening is the happiest part of my day after I have earn some amount to enable me feed my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is lack of finances. Due to family feuds and conflicts in my family ,I was unable to complete my studies and hence dropped out of school at standard 4.Therefore finding a job has been a challenge due to lack of education and skills. It has resulted in me struggling a lot to earn a living.