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William's family
access_time 1 day ago
William enrolled.
"Receiving this money means my child will go to college. She is qualified to pursue a diploma in nursing but I cannot afford to pay the fees. She has been waiting for over three years now, too long for a young girl like her to wait. This is because I rely on subsistence farming, making only about KES 200 per day. Her dream will finally come true when I receive this money. I will spend about KES 50,000 on her school fees. I will then spend the remaining amount on school fees for the other girls in secondary school. I will finally improve my home with a ceiling to make it more descent."
Stephen's family
access_time 1 day ago
Stephen enrolled.
"Receiving this money means better housing for my family. Currently, we are living in a big mud house. Due to rains, it needs to be smeared every week which is very tiresome and time-consuming. The smearing material(soil) has to be taken from down in the stream very far from my house. My wife who does this work is getting old, she gets sick every time she goes down there. With this money, I plan to cement my house so it would be easier to clean. It will cost me KES 50,000. For the rest of the amount, I plan to purchase dairy cows as a way of increasing income-generating activities."
John's family
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John enrolled.
"I used to own a lot of cows but over the years I sold them to pay school fees for my children. I have three children in school, I pay up to KES 40,000 a year. I operate a small food outlet at a nearby shopping center, but my income of KES 5000 a week cannot meet my family's needs. Receiving this money means my burden of school fees has been greatly reduced as I will pay off a whole year. The money I will be making from the business will go into other needs. For the rest of the amount, I plan to renovate my house, buy house furniture and utensils."
Chebet's family
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Chebet enrolled.
"The thought of this transfers brightens my future. This is for the simple reason that where I have been inadequate in terms of expanding my source of income for my family will be a realized dream.I live next to Chepalungu forest. It is against this backdrop that I want to take advantage of the resource because it will provide me with free pasture.I intend to purchase a dairy cow worth KES 35000 and the rest of the money will be used to do finishing for my house which has stalled for sometime now."
Selima's family
access_time 1 day ago
Selima enrolled.
"The main problem I face currently is paying school fees. Schools were reopened last week and all my children were sent back home for school fees. I am a mother of little means and affording school fees is a big deal. Sometimes, I hold fundraising to raise the school fees but since I have done many times people have become so reluctant to come through for me."
Sigei's family
access_time 1 day ago
Sigei enrolled.
"My mother has been sick for the last five years and over this period she has lied on her bed because of her inability to get up. She fell and her hip joint broke. Our attempts to get her back on her feet have not been successful because of her age. I have taken her to several hospitals Tenwek and Kijabe included, but all I was told was nothing much can be done to salvage the situation. Seeing her lie helplessly is a tearful affair to any son. I have gotten to a point I feel that God could just take her instead of going through such unbearable pain."
Judy's family
access_time 1 day ago
Judy enrolled.
"Receiving this money means a specious house to accommodate my family of six. Currently, we are living in one leaking grass roofed house. This has forced my other children to seek shelter in our neighbour's house. The cost of purchasing building materials and labour is around KES 25,000 for the house I have desiring to build. Having this house complete will relieved me from worrying the security my children during night when moving to seek shelter."
Stanley's family
access_time 1 day ago
Stanley enrolled.
"The challenge we are currently facing is a house for my grown up son. In our culture once a son is circumcised, he suppose to sleep in a separated house from others. For some years now, they have been seeking accommodation from my neighbours. I have not managed to build before because of unstable source of income. The one I get from sell of milk goes only meeting family basic needs and school fees for them. As a parent I have not been at peace since I can not have closing monitoring."
Dama's family
access_time 1 day ago
Dama enrolled.
"The challenge that I am currently facing is lack of money to pay school fees for my children. I am house wife depending on charcoal production. Due to the prolonged drought the forest is depleted and in a month I can get four sac of charcoal which sell at KES 600 per sac. This has made me to struggle paying school fees as well as meeting other basic needs such as food and water for the family."
Kugo's family
access_time 1 day ago
Kugo enrolled.
"Shortage of food is the biggest challenge we are currently facing. My family has been unable to get enough food nor a balanced diet because of the lack of money. The main source of income in this household is the sales from the milk produced by the one dairy cow in the field.This is usually KES 175 a day , from this we spent KES 100 on two kilograms of maize flour daily and the remaining on other household needs. It is therefore difficult for us to get enough food as required because of the limited resources and the many needs of the family ."