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Kenya Large Transfer
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access_time 17 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
Education and supporting the business for my husband top the list of my priorities. Currently, I am enrolled in a diploma class which cost me $100 per session. The number of sessions adds up to 6 and this means the whole course will cost me $600. My plan once I receive this money is to ensure I clear 2 sessions to allow me to have smooth studies this year. In addition, I will also pay some school fees for my 2 children. On the other hand, I will spend a big portion of my transfers ($600) to boost my husband's business of selling clothes. This will guarantee him maximum profit in a short period. Achieving this will mean a better livelihood for my household and hence, this is generally what receiving this money means to me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The coming of GiveDirectly to our area has been the biggest source of joy in my life. This is because my husband's hawking business involves moving around the villages to sell clothes. In the past, this was a very challenging job for him because the customers were not reliable due to the tough economic situation. Currently, he enjoys doing it since his income has slightly grown because people received money and they have been reliable customers to him. This has contributed to the increase in his daily income which is $10 compared to the past. Hence, this has been the sole reason to put a smile on me.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My job! I am currently a PTA teacher and the struggle I have had in this job since 2014 has pushed me to a tough end. Imagine being a mother of 2, yet my monthly salary is $70 only. This income is yet not consistent since, at the moment, I am still waiting for my March salary. Sometimes, the situation gets so worse to an extent of demoralizing me but I have been patient enough. At home, I depend on my husband who is doing hawking work. His daily income is also very low, usually $10. This earning go to food leaving him with nothing to save, a situation that has worried me the most. Hence, I consider the lack of a stable source of income as my biggest challenge.