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access_time 27 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I have to device other ways to provide for my family now that I have been advised not to engage heavy duties for the sake of my health. I will budget KES 20000 to open a kiosk in the village. To create time for my children for their studies during the evening hours, I will use KES 40000 to buy a plastic water tank for my family. This will save them from fetching water for the family when they come home from school in the evening. My dream of poultry farming will not be left out when I receive the transfers. I will plan KES 5000 to establish poultry farming. This will bring back my happiness of supporting my husband to provide for the family. I will also consider taking my three children to private school, this will help them access quality education.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My sister Anastasia Kirati who is living with us had lost hopes of joining a secondary school due to lack of school fees. At that time we were struggling to raise money for my medication, we had nothing to pay for her education. Things miraculously happen, my mother who lives in Lesua village received their first transfers from GiveDirectly in January. We managed to enroll her in Ngambo secondary school although she joined late. I was happy that my sister got another opportunity to chase her dream of being a teacher.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I used to walk for about four kilometers daily to my farm, little did I know that this will cost me. It was in October 2023 when I felt a sharp pain on my heel, I thought it was just an ordinary pain and took some rest for a week. The situation worsened and I could not walk from my main house to kitchen and prepare food for my family. My husband Essien Parsusumet was concerned about the pain and took me to Marigat district hospital for medication, an x-ray was done and it was found that I had developed calcaneal spur on my two feet. This has totally changed my life and the life of my family. I feel bad that I am now unable to work and support my husband to provide for the family. My husband is now the only sole breadwinner and this is making us struggle to put food on the table. My children would come back from school and spend their evening on their homework and revision, things are not the same again. They are now helping me fetch water since I was advised to take rest and avoid heavy duties. We are also struggling with the high cost of medication, I have to visit my doctor monthly which costs me about KES 5000.