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Receiving this money means a diversified source of income. We solely depend on my husband for upkeep and I am only a housewife. Staying idle at home is the most stressful situation. I, therefore, intend to start a business selling second-hand clothes in the nearby markets. With an approximate cost of KES 40,000, this will start me off. This will reduce relying on one source of income and make a difference in my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
For the last 6 months, we have been living a healthy life free from illness and insecurity. Since we are living in a coronavirus pandemic time, none of my family members has become sick and this is one thing I am happy about and I give thanks to God.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My husband is employed as a police officer and he used to earn an estimated salary of KES 35,000. He is currently servicing a loan that he took 2 years ago to buy land in the nearby village. Because of that loan, he earns a meager salary which is unsustainable yet we have 2 school-going children. Therefore, we are currently facing financial inadequacy in our family.