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access_time 2 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I have been dreaming to start a food vending business in our nearby shopping center for 6 years but my dream has never been successful because of luck of enough money to start the business. Our nearby shopping centre has potential customers for starting a food canteen because there is a school near by, some shops and charcoal business men of which I believe these are already potential customers. Receiving this money means I will fulfill my dream of doing a food business in my nearby shopping center so that I can grow myself and kick out poverty in my home. I have the expirience as a food vender because I was once employed in a cafe.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My husband secured a casual job with Mombasa maize meals for 3 months and I got a chance of having money in my house but after 3 months , the contract was over and I am currently using what he earned but I fear the situation will change because my husband is now jobless.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Food insecurity is a big challenge in my house. My husband is unemployed and getting the daily bread is a big problem and sometimes I have to go to bed without food. Dressing and attending medical cases is a big problem in my house and also getting water for drinking is currently the biggest challenge because there is no water in the nearby water pans and getting water for drinking needs to hire motorcycle operators which cost 100 KES for a 20 liters jerican.