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Helena
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Raising livestock
faceAge:
66
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 18 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I have a daughter who has been sick for the last 18 years. I have not sought proper medication for lack of finances. I am a widow solely depending on subsistent farming to earn a living. Every month I get $90 from the sale of milk and this money goes to buying food. This leaves me with no money to spend on medication. I intend to use $200 to seek specialized treatment for my daughter who has been suffering from a mental illness since they year 2004. Receiving this money will hopefully put a smile on my daughter's face once again.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My son, Weldon, graduated last year from Kenyatta University but his certificate was not released because of school fees arrears amounting to $200. I am happy that last month he was able to get the certificate after clearing the arrears. I hope that soon he will secure employment and be of great assistance to our family
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My daughter, Tecla, has grappled with a mental illness since the year 2004. She cannot be left alone because she has a tendency of leaving the compound unnoticed and this is dangerous for someone like her. I lock her in the house from morning to evening due to the fact she turns violent. Vandalism is her source of happiness and she likes breaking things like thermos, glasses, and other utensils. This forces me to tie her up on her bed to reduce this destruction. This has been my main challenge and I keep wondering how long will this condition would last.