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A reliable source of income is my greatest desire in life hence, my first priority when I receive the transfers from GiveDirectly, I will start a shop business within our village in order to earn income that will help me to meet my family's basic needs. The other transfer will support me to buy goats, paying school fee for my children and also to repair my house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I have more time to rest from my busy day. Unlike the other parts of the day when I am in the forest burning charcoal, a job that makes me feel exhausted during the day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Lack of a sustainable source of income is my biggest hardship that I have ever faced in my life, something that has forced me to dwell in an illegal activities like carcoal burning in order to earn me income to cater for my family's basic needs. This job is very risky for me considering that, the government regulations on environmental conservation that forbides carcoal burning in Kenya.