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Janet's family
Janet
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
42
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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access_time 4 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I desire to build a 3 bedrooms house that can accommodate me and my family comfortably. Receiving this money means I will be able to buy the necessary materials required such as poles, iron sheets and some few bags of cement. I will also spend part of the transfers to purchase goats that will help me in the education of my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I do my chores in the morning and evening mostly then rest in the afternoon which makes it the happiest part of my day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
We struggle so much financially and that is our major setback. I am not contributing economically as at now because am heavily pregnant and my husband's income from charcoal business and seasonal fishing is not enough to cater for our bills of food, education and decent housing. At the moment, we all sleep in a tiny one room that can only fit one bed and it has been our wish to build a bigger house but we do not have the financial muscle to do so because we prioritize other needs that is food and education.