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Emmy
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
44
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that my biggest and constant burden of paying school fees will be eased.I have been wondering where I am going to raise money before the year ends to offset arrears both in secondary school and the University and when I heard about the transfers I was very relieved.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Early every morning,I feed my cows before proceeding to the farm.While there,there is always some work to be done;be it planting,weeding or harvesting.Working in the farm gives me so much joy because for so many years,this is what has fed and provided for my children all their needs.By afternoon,I return home having fully completed what I had set to do for the day.This is then the happiest part of my day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have two children in secondary school and one in the University.Due to the fact that we have no guaranteed source of income,it has always been a constant burden to raise their fees.My biggest worry right now is that they will soon be sent home to collect fees for this term and I have not been able to raise any.Aside from that,there are also various needs that my family requires and since I fully depend on farming I have not been able to meet them.The rains have failed this year hence we have not had a sustainable harvest.This is the biggest hardship I have faced