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Damaris's family
Casual labor
Kenya Large Transfer
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access_time 2 months ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
My husband has carpentry skills but he is unable to do some jobs for the lack of necessary tools. This has limited his income as he only does the one that earns little money. Since he is the breadwinner, the money is not enough to meet all our basic needs satisfactorily. These transfers will help us purchase masonry tools and there will be an increase in his income. Furthermore, we shall buy goats and improve our kitchen since we currently cook in an open space that is not suitable when it is raining. I am thankful because the transfers will see us improve our lives for the better.
What is the happiest part of your day?
After ten years of marriage, I was blessed with a first born child six months ago. He is a blessing to us and we thank God for him. He is growing up normal and in good health each day and we are hopeful that we shall see him excel in life. Our lives have now had a meaning as he is the reason we are happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Nowadays, food shortage is challenging. For the past three years, the rains have been minimal hence we never harvested from our farms. Currently, the cost of living is high and yet we purchase all foodstuff for my family of three. Considering that my husband who does casual jobs is the sole provider, it is difficult to afford three meals a day from the $2 he earns thrice a week. Most of the days we lack enough and proper nutrition even for our six-month-old child.