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Tereseah
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
80
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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Preparing Payments
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access_time 5 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I am about 90 years old and I am unable to fend for myself even though my grandchild helps me around with home chores. I fully depend on my children to provide for me my basic needs such as food and this makes me feel I am a burden to them. Receiving this money will mean financial independence and also living a descent life in my old age. I am happy because I will build a two roomed house and purchase household items that will enable me to live comfortably. Also I will buy a dairy cow since I do not own one at the moment. This will earn me money from sale of milk in a years time and I can meet my needs without relying on my children and grandchildren.
What is the happiest part of your day?
For the last six months my children and grandchildren have been supporting me financially and emotionally. I am so happy to have them as a family and would not ask for more than what they do from them. Having them in my life brings me happiness and I really thank God.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Every human beings desire to live a healthy life but due to old age, I have started being sickly and I do not have the strength to work again. I spend a lot of money on seeking medication which is expensive especially when I have to borrow. I sometimes loan from relatives in order to go for check-ups and this has lowered my self esteem.