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access_time 23 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I have two children who are out of school now due to school fees. One has a fee balance of $760 at Kitale college while the other one has a fee balance of $50 at Ganze boys. I have a family of ten members and my work is to sell firewood. I earn approximately $100 per month though not every month. My husband is jobless and I also have the third born at Ndugumunani secondary school. He has a fee structure of $130 for the year 2023 in form three. My income can not cater for all the school fees and food for the family. Upon receiving my money, I will use $950 to clear school fees balance for the three children. This will make them settle at school and improve their performance. I will also use the remaining money to buy food for the family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I have been raising the family alone for over ten years. It is because my husband has been jobless and he is not willing to look for one so I have all the burden. The family takes one meal per day due to lack of funds to buy food. On 5th January 2023, I call all my children from the corners of the county and slaughtered a goat for the family to celebrateate. Despite the struggle, I had to thank God for the gift of life and also for taking care of the family for the whole year. Family unity and the celebration brought happiness in my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Lack of reliable source of income is the challenge I am currently facing. My husband is jobless here at home and I do sell firewood as my job. I have a family of nine members seven being children. I earn $100 per month from the sale of the firewood. This money caters for only school fees and it is not even enough. My first second born daughter is now out of school.due to lack of school fees.