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Mwanajuma's family
Mwanajuma
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
33
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 2 months ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
My house! I have for a long time desired to change the roof of my house because the iron sheets are currently rusted and leak during the rainy season. In addition, some sheets bang a lot when it's windy because the nails are no longer stable and this has pushed me to the need of changing them. With this money, I intend to spend a big portion ($600) to ensure my house gets into my desired status. This will guarantee me a better life since I will no longer have stress about the nature of my structure, also, I will be having peaceful nights. The remaining amount will help me to support my children's education, especially the one who is about to join secondary school next year. Therefore, this is generally what receiving this money means to me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In November 2022, my son was doing his final primary school exam but the challenge was his fee arrears which had accumulated to $30. Although this seems to be a small debt, it was giving me sleepless nights considering that, it could make my son miss the exams. Fortunately, the headteacher requested me to make a commitment how to settle the debt as my son continues with his exams. What a sigh of relief! This gave me peace of mind since my child was able to do all the exams and we are now expecting good results. Therefore, I consider this as what brought me joy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My husband used to work in a very potential company as an electrician but in the year 2018, he was retrenched from work. This compelled him to stay idle at home until the year 2021 when he was able to secure the same job but in a different firm. His recent income has not been reliable since they usually postpone payments and this has forced me to engage in the small business of selling fast food at the nearby school, to supplement his income. Although I put more effort into ensuring I support my children in school, sometimes I fail in providing some of our very basic needs like food when my husband is yet to get his salary. This situation has robbed away my joy as a mother because it is not believable to see my children crying due to hunger. Therefore, I consider financial instability as my biggest challenge.