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Viola
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
28
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 15 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I got separated from my husband one year ago and since then I have been solely fending for my four kids. With little capital to invest in my fruit parlour business, I intend to inject 20,000 shillings from the transfer to introduce more varieties of fruits. I will also use an additional 22,000 shillings to cater for the basic needs of my kids like food and clothing. For the remaining amount, I intend to buy a small piece of land at cost of 50,000 shillings and use the proceeds from my already expanded business to gradually construct a house of my own.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am a business lady and I mostly sell fruits in a nearby market center. My happiest part of the day is in the morning. This is because this is the time I fetch fruits in people's farms and sometimes during market days. The assurance of having a productive day in terms of sales is when I have enough fruit stock for the day. I have regular customers who love fruits and the more I fetch, the more the sales and the more the profits.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I got separated from my husband one year ago due to some domestic violence. I had stayed in this marriage for twelve years while receiving frequent abuse. The violence got extreme almost one year ago that I had to make a hard decision of leaving him for good through the help of the local administration. It pains me to raise my kids all alone and answering the frequent questions from my kids on the whereabouts of their father.