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Subsistence farming
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access_time 1 month ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
My wish is to seek medical help, to have a specialist examine my ears and eyes. I have been living on a tight budget and the support I get from my children goes to buying food, I have not been able to raise money to go to the hospital. Hopefully, I will be able to use these transfers to get medical help. I will also use part of the money to help with renovations. My house needs new iron sheets, the ones I have are worn out and are leaking, I also need to erect some pillars the house looks like it might fall. I am glad I will be able to accomplish all this.
What is the happiest part of your day?
When my children send money monthly it brings so much joy to my heart. Knowing that for the rest of the month I have food to eat rids me of any worry.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My eyes and ears are failing me. I once had an eye operation but it did not go so well because they were able to correct my eyesight but it ended up affecting my hearing. At the moment I struggle to hear and again I have started having difficulties with my sight. Health care is free but I lack the finances to cater for my transportation. To go to Kilifi I would need 2000 KES to and fro.