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access_time 17 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
My son who is the breadwinner of the family works as a casual laborer. He earns $100 per month and this is not always. This money caters for food and school fees for the grandchild who is at Vitengeni primary. He pays a school fee of $150 per year and he now has a balance of $70. My son and the child lives in a one-room house with a grass roof. The roof leaks during rain season. As for me I have a one room build by the son so that I could live well and not be affected by wind and rain. He lacks the capacity to build one due to the much responsibilities he has and also his lack of finance. I will use $700 to build a two-room house for my son and let him struggle with looking for food for the family. I will also use $70 to clear the balance of the fee for my grandson .I am happy for the program because it will elevate poverty at my household.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I live with my son and a grandchild and we all depend on the son. He works as a casual laborer with an income of $100 per month. This money caters for food and school fees for the grandchild. Last week the county government of Kilifi brought relief food in the village and my household got 10kg of maize flour. This will last for three weeks. I am happy because I can now take three meals per day unlike before.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have been living a life full of happiness till four years ago when I developed hypertension problems. The problem made me lose consciousness and fall on a burning fire and had bad burnings on my right knee. Since then up to now, I can not walk for long distances alone. Hypertension is also still a challenge to me thus I cannot work anymore. I depend on my son for survival.