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Dama
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
46
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Preparing Payments
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access_time 9 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I never went to school but it has always been my greatest desire to educate my children up to college level so that they can get better jobs and lead a more comfortable life unlike the one that I have been leading. So far, I have really struggled and 2 are past secondary school while 2 are still in primary. With this money, I will enrol my daughter who completed secondary school in 2014 for a teaching course that she greatly desires and also pay the fee arrears of her sister who is in form 2. With the rest of my transfer, I will invest in livestock keeping so that as they keep on reproducing , I will manage to sustain their education.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I feel very happy in the morning when I wake up. After taking my breakfast, I normally feel very energetic to go to my farm where I tend to my plants now that it is raining before heading out to other people's farms where I work as a casual and get paid. The income enables me to buy for them food and also save some for their education.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Financial constraint is the biggest hardship that I face.Had I had money, I would have been able to enrol my daughter into college 5years ago when she completed school. I would have been spared the agony of seeing her waste so many years of her youth engaging in casual jobs just so that she can get some income to help me raise her siblings.