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Mercy
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
27
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 11 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means clean water to my family and health life. As a housewife getting clean water to drink for the family has been my biggest concern, I have been going up to 3 kilometers to get clean water from a nearby River. When I receive this money I'll spend ksh 30,000 to buy a water tank of 5,000 liter's, I will be able to tap rain water and get clean water for family use. I will use ksh 40,000 to buy a dairy cow and the remaining will go for foodstuffs and clothing's.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening. This is when my children are back from school and I get time to prepare dinner for the family, we also spend time watching cartoon program for the kids before getting ready to bed.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship have faced is lack of stable income. The farm I cultivate is quite small hence cannot produce enough for family consumption, my husband also doesn't have a job and we depend mainly in casual jobs, the little we get doesn't meet the family needs and surplus. So the income from the casual jobs we do goes to purchasing foodstuffs and clothing's hence no development.