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Rukia
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kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
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UBI
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
I have two children whom I'm living with in the village, one is already attending a preschool while the other is still young. I do not have a source of income at the moment and only dependent on my husband's income from fruit business to be able to support my family. He lives in Mombasa where he operates his business while I live in the village with the children. Receiving this money will surely get me a source of income as I have planned to save up the money and later on use it as fees for beauty course. I want to learn hair dressing and temporary body tattoo that I know would start me up very fast due to high demand.
What is the happiest part of your day?
It hasn't been a very good year for me, but I enjoyed a lot the last Eid celebrations that happened two months ago. On that day, my husband and his brothers came together and decided to hold the celebrations right here in the village as a family. It was big and was attended by all relatives. Everyone was happy because we got to meet after a long time of being away for different reasons.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest challenge is lack of a source of income. It's been a lot of time struggling to get capital to start a business in the line of beauty products and also to join a beauty college to get skills as a make up a artist. We discussed this with my husband but he hasn't made enough yet to pay for me the asking amount. Until then I'm stuck to being dependent on him.