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Simon
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
faceAge:
48
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a lot to me because I have an ambition of being a large scale farmer earn an income from it and invest in my children's education. As the bread winner of my family, who works as a casual labourer, I am not always fortunate to be called for jobs daily. On the days I work I only get $3, I have 4 children in school and paying the school fees has been a struggle. My children get sent home on a regular basis because of fee arreas. So most of my transfer will be used in providing better education by paying school fees and built a bigger house which can accommodate my large family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when my whole family is gathered for a meal and I get to learn one or two things from my children who are in school. I care for their future and seeing them learning is what motivates me to wake up each day and look for work.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship in my life is unemployment. I was not fortunate enough to study and only went upto class 2 because my father was very cultured and did no believe in formal education, he forced us to quit and I would herd our livestock. Not having formal education has caused me a lot, I can not go out of the village to look for jobs, instead I only do casual jobs in people's farms and get paid very $3 per day. I believe if my children get education they will be able to get better jobs and support me in future.