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Sidi
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
faceAge:
39
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
Upcoming Stage
Preparing Payments
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access_time 8 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
One of my hobbies is cooking. It is always a delight when I prepare food for my family and I see the smiles on their faces as they eat. I would like to put the same smiles on other people in my village. I plan to build a small structure where I can prepare and sell food. I am lucky I have my piece of land I can build on and smoothly run my business. I once had a small kiosk where I would sell tea and buns but it did not do so well because I had rented the space and the business was not making enough profit to sustain it. I am wiser now and capable of making better decisions on how to run this business and I am confident it will do much better this time.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Everyday is a happy day. That I wake up healthy my children are doing well and have food on my table is reason enough to be joyful.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I burn charcoal for a living. The profit I make once I have sold the charcoal is about 800 KES a week which is barely enough to meet all needs. I have four children who depend on me to provide food daily pay their school fees on time. There are days they are forced to eat a meal a day, weeks they stay back home due to school fees arrears. If only I had a better paying job finances would not be an issue to me