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I have six children, three are in school. The three have been on and off school due to lack of school fees. Receiving this money means continued education for my children. This will cost us 45,000KES for a period of three years. By doing this, I will be relieved of that burden and be able to concentrate on other family needs such as food and clothes.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In the beginning of the year I was diagnosed with high blood pressure but for the last six months this condition has never re-occured. This has been a great joy to me and my family since I have been able to conduct my normal duties without any problem.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Water- My wife and I normally wake up at 4am to walk a distance of 5km to go and fetch water. I live my children at home alone which is unsafe for them.
Prolonged drought -We have been unable to harvest anything on our farms due to lack of rains. This has reduced the food security making us sometimes go to sleep without eating.
School fees-our unreliable source of income has affected us to an extent of being unable to pay for our children's school fees. Currently, my daughter was sent back from school due to lack of school fees.