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What does receiving this money mean to you?
This money is an assurance of good education and well-being. I am a form four student at Mnazimmwenga secondary school. My school journey has faced lots of hurdles, the main one being lack of school fees. I have a sister who is also schooling. My parents who are only charcoal burners, cannot match up with the fee requirements because of their little income. In a good month, they make 5,000 KES. This amount only caters for food. I plan to start livestock production which will aid in raising my school fees from now to university. I would not want my dream of becoming a high school teacher to be cut short. With 15,000 KES, I will buy 6 goats. Slowly, my animals will multiply and I will be selling them whenever I will be required to clear tuition fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I enjoy good health and this gives me comfort. Wellness enables me to attend school like everyone else. I have never been sick since this year started and I am very thankful for that.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Trekking to school makes my academic life so strenuous. The distance between home to school is approximately 3km. Imagine walking for 6km every day. Sometimes I feel like giving up but when I think of my future, I keep pressing on.