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access_time 2 months ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
My daughter's education! I have always wished to support my daughter who intends to join the nursing school after having completed her secondary school exam successfully in March 2022. This has not been possible because I do not have the money to facilitate her studies. With this money, I plan to spend a big portion ($700) to ensure I help her to start the journey of her career. This will give me happiness as a mother since I will have done my duty. The remaining amount will help me to buy 5 goats at $200 to expand my livestock project and the balance to cater to other basic needs like food. Thus, this is generally what receiving this money means to me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Despite the many challenges that I am going through in life including the mental instability of my son, I am still so grateful and keeping faith in God that one day, everything will return to normalcy. The fact that I have the energy to do some charcoal work while my husband takes care of the ailing son, I can get some cash that can support us on food. Seeing my family getting its very basic needs is something that I do not take for granted and I consider this as what has brought me joy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
It has been 5 years now since my son's mental stability got challenged and he is now surviving on drugs. This condition has pissed me off because I no longer enjoy the benefits he used to bring home when he was well and stable at work. Due to this problem, his wife decided to separate, leaving me with the burden of taking care of him, a situation that has consumed a lot of my time. In addition, my husband has been concentrating on him and this has compelled me to be the only breadwinner for the family of 4 through casual jobs like charcoal burning. Since my financial status is at stake, my daughter has yet to join college because I do not have money to support her. What a life!