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My husband is aged and cannot work anymore. I do casual jobs earning approximately $30 per month. This caters to food only and it is not even enough. I have a family of eleven members. We use 6kg of maize flour every day though this is not the case. Due to a lack of a reliable source of income, the family takes one meal per day only. The children have grown weak. I have a total of six children at school with one being sponsored by our area Member of parliament. The first daughter is at Mwangea secondary with a fees balance of $550 and the other four are at Mrimani primary school with a fees arrears of $135. The income, I earn per month makes me struggle to settle the fees. I will use $700 to clear the balances so that my children can settle at school and improve their performance. I will use $300 to buy food for my family. Thanks to Give Directly organization for their program.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My second-born daughter got 392 marks on her KCPE examination last year 2022. She got a calling letter to Asumbi Girls secondary at Nyanza. I did not have even a single cent since I already have a burden to raise fees for the first daughter who is at Mwangea Girls secondary. My second daughter got a full sponsorship from the area Member of parliament Ganze sub county. I felt so happy that I could not stop tears of joy from my eyes. The scholarship made me happy .
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Lack of a reliable source of income is the challenge I am currently facing. I do casual jobs in the community earning $30 per month which caters for food only and it is even not enough.