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access_time 18 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
The transfers will primarily help us to offset loans amounting to $700 that we have taken to educate our children. We will use the remaining $300 also to pay for next year. This will have assisted us with school fees for one of our children. We have 3 sons 1 of them is in college and the other 2 are in high school. We do not want a situation where any one of them gets to drop out of school because we understand the importance of education in the modern world.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My last-born daughter had experienced unstable health conditions for a long time but she recently got stable and resumed her studies. This gave me a lot of happiness and joy because I had feared for his life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The changes in climatic conditions have impacted on us so much. The weather patterns changed drastically and it was initially something not serious to us only to realize later that it rendered farming untenable. We are now struggling with school fees amounting to $2000 annually and all this money looks up to my $120 salary monthly. I, therefore have to take loans to put up with these expenses and soon the creditors might deny me for taking more than what I can pay. It is already a burden to me and might take 10 years to finish repayments.