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Benalyn
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Teaching
faceAge:
25
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 18 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I teach at a school that buys milk from farmers at $ 0.6 per liter which is $0.2 higher than the retail price. Because of this, I want to venture into dairy keeping by buying a cow worth $500. Cows of that quality produce up to 15 liters of milk a day when it is well-fed. This will fetch me approximately $9 every day and it will be a good additional source of income for my family. I will comfortably pay school fees for my child who is at the same school and redirect my salary to other equally important needs. Receiving money means I will be able to support my husband who is financially constrained at the moment.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Two months ago I managed to buy a 3000-liter water tank at $220. We experience perpetual water shortages because of persistent drought. I am now happy that I have a water tank to store clean water for drinking.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Financial insecurity is the main challenge that I am facing. My husband is a teacher and at the same time doing his degree at Mount Kenya University. He borrowed a loan of $5000 to finance his education and as a result of that $180 is deducted from his salary every month. The remaining amount from his salary is $100 which cannot sufficiently cater for school fees for our child, food, and clothing. Every month he sends me $20 which I add to my $50 salary from my teaching job. I take foodstuff from shopkeepers with a promise to pay by every end month and I have gotten to a point I feel like I am a slave.