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Sylvia
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
faceAge:
52
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 17 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I can finally breathe again, I can not help but anticipate the day I will receive this transfer. All I want is to buy a piece of land elsewhere and build a home. Somewhere I can run to for my peace of mind. I have no intention of spending the first $550, I will save the money and wait until the second bunch is dispersed and buy the land I want. I can not bare the neglect and hardship I am experiencing in my matrimonial home, it is time I left since my husband no longer wants me. It is painful but it is part of life.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I find joy in the Lord, ever since my husband left me, I ran to God for solace. My children are also the reason I wake up every morning, as much as I am struggling to feed them I am happy I have them with me, they help keep me sane.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I feel so hurt and abandoned, the weight of the world on me. Never in a million years did I think that I would live the life I am living now. My 51-year-old husband left me for a younger wife not so long ago. I found out a year ago but the pain is still fresh. He has neglected us as his family and I have been left to fend for a family of ten, nine children and I. I have to look for odd jobs( wash clothes, burn charcoal and sell tomatoes) just to earn a living. It is tough I tell you, his parents are also against and I feel trapped since I can not go back to my maternal home because my children are yet to clear primary school. I regret having been married.