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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Financial challenges especially for paying school fees for my children have been giving me a lot of worries. This money will hand me a big boost because I plan to invest on their education. For the first transfer, I will use 1500 KES for school fees for my 3 children and the rest to buy 5 chicken at a cost of 300 KES each. The chicken will help me financially when I need a little money for the family's upkeep. This project will also help us as a family to start a savings group. The plan that we have already laid is to save 500 KES every month then share the savings among ourselves at the end of the year or decide on a project then we can initiate.
What is the happiest part of your day?
When schools reopened at the end of last month, I was glad to sell two sacks of charcoal at 2,000 KES and paid school fees for my children. Before that I was worried because sometimes the demand for charcoal is low. Delay in the market would have delayed them from going to school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I depend on the sale of charcoal to earn income. There are very little proceeds from this business since I get around 1500 KES in two weeks. This is barely enough to cater for all the needs of my six children. Food and school fees are the toughest needs to acquire. Farming is usually the better alternative to get income but the rains have been a let down.