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For the last 12 years, I have worked as a casual laborer at Olerai farm, where I start my job of weeding from 7:30 am to 5:30.pm. Being a single mother of six I have had to endure harsh weather conditions such as extreme temperatures, rains and also walking for along distance of approximately 30 kilometers. With these transfers, I shall be able to buy a dairy cow of my worth KES 35000. My family will leave a new life because we shall have a continuous supply of milk. Hunger will be a tale in my family because the milk will be a nutritional source of food and the surplus will be sold to get another foodstuff such as cereal and household requirements.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The evening is the happiest part of my day because I get to relax and sleep peacefully after a tedious day of finding food and providing for my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Being a single mother of six and a casual laborer am the breadwinner of my family. Whenever there is no job at Olerai my family has to stay hungry because I do not have anybody to look up to. My family slept hungry three days in January because lack of income.Lack of a permanent job is the biggest hardship in my life because the KES 300 I earn per day is all spent on food and therefore my future is always uncertain.