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Margaret
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
faceAge:
18
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 3 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money from GiveDirectly means diversification of my households sources of income. Relying on my husbands casual jobs in town has proven futile because he only earns KES 500 a day and with the rise in the cost of living, this is no longer sustainable. I am planning to use KES 30,000 from the transfers to start a grocery businesss in the village. I will later use KES 20,000 to enrol for a hairdressing course in the nearest vocational institution.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Putting a meal on the table has been a nightmare. Whenever I get a meal, I feel happy and thank God for the gift.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The leaking roof of my grass-thatched house has made it impossible to sleep inside with my baby. Moreover, I sleep on the floor and with the outbreak of ants in the village, this makes my nights miserable and at times I am forced to sleep in my grandmother's house.