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Kenya Large Transfer
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access_time 14 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
My children's school fees are currently my biggest worry and a source of great burden for me. I intend to use these transfers to pay off a $278 school arrears for the previous term, including the entire year's payment for my children in primary school plus an initial deposit for my child who is yet to start secondary school, $200 for two beds and mattresses so that my children can sleep comfortably, and $950 for the purchase of two goats (each worth $400) and one cow. The remainder of the money will be used to build another house for my children allowing them and me to have some privacy now that they are adults.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In December, my husband Charo gave me $50 to budget for the holiday season, which he had never done before. I purchased foods such as maize and wheat floor, as well as rice, and prepared roti, doughnuts, and chicken for my kids. Seeing my children's smiles made me happy and proud as a mother.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Charo, my husband, is a casual worker in a tent-making factory. Being the sole provider makes it difficult for him to meet all of the household's needs. He finds it difficult and stressful to provide for a family of six, two of whom are in school. My family's most difficult challenge has been a lack of adequate finances as a result of low income.