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Rukia
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
48
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 19 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I have many responsibilities as a mother and with this money, I intend to ensure my children's education is fully supported. This means a big share of my transfer $500 will sort my 3 children's fee arrears to enable them to have ample time in class once schools open, hence, better performance. In addition, I will spend $10 to start vending vegetables within the village, a job that will earn me income to continue supporting them in school. The remaining amount will help me to repair my children's house because its current status is not worthy for them. Also, I will construct a toilet to avoid going to the bush, a situation that will promote good hygiene for my environment.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My new permanent house! In November last year, I was able to occupy my house which I had constructed for almost 2 years now. Although it's not fully complete, I am equally happy to have a house that I can call home for my family as well as to welcome visitors. Therefore, I consider this house as what has brought me joy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Subsistence farming which is my main source of livelihood has been greatly affected by the prolonged drought. To make ends meet, my husband takes up plumbing jobs around the village whenever there is a need. Since it is inconsistent, I cannot account for his income but on a good day, he gets up to $5. This amount is not sufficient to meet the needs of a family of 10 hence we struggle to get food and school fees. My family is facing a financial crisis which stands out to be my main challenge.