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Kaneno
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
63
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Preparing Payments
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access_time 18 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Imagine sleeping on an earthen floor for over twenty years with sacks and rags serving as beddings. This situation has brought suffering in my life and I always wish that night never comes. My skin is full of hives which are a result of the constant scratching caused by insect stings. As if this is not enough, maggots feed on my body like I am a corpse. It has always been my desire to get out of this traumatizing state but it is impossible because of insufficient funds. I will therefore purchase beddings to save myself the agony of spending nights on the floor. I will also purchase goats for rearing to generate income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Spending nights in such an agonizing state is not enjoyable at all. I always pray that the hours move faster to usher in a new day. I am mostly happy at dawn because this time comes as a savior to relieve my pain.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Financial constraint as a result of unstable source of income is my biggest hardship. I burn charcoal to sustain myself but it not enough. Besides the low income, the job is labour intensive and it negatively affects my health. I experience constant body aches but I do not even have money to buy painkillers. Going without food is normal for me and even last night I slept hungry.