When you are broke you see life in a whole new different way. Things can get really hard and you really struggle to get things done. Sometimes the brokenness is only for a few days or weeks but sometimes you just seem to have years upon years of brokenness. Sometimes it is just you who is broke but sometimes it is you, your friends and sometimes it is even everyone you know. We cannot forget what happened during the pandemic when people lost their source of livelihood and people went from having money one day to being broke the next or the next month.
This Twitter user by the name @Njau_, had his lowest financial moment during the Covid-19 pandemic period. The last thing one would have wanted to experience during the Covid-19 pandemic, was to be outside the home after the 9:00 p.m. curfew. There was a time during this period that @Njau_ did not have transport. One can imagine how scary this must have felt.
Campus seems to be one place where most people seem to have financial challenges. It is a period where one is stretching their adulthood muscles and money is a very limited resource. A Twitter user by name @Kossie___, experienced financial challenges in campus.
A user by the name @KakituMusik, experienced a financial challenge at a certain time when he food it difficult to find food.
Having financial challenges is one thing, but experiencing it through a lack of basic needs such as shelter and food takes you to another level. A user by the name @amerucanrum shares his ordeal and it must have been very difficult.
Sometimes, being broke may lead to one being unable to pay one’s bills including rent. When one lives in an apartment with a merciless landlord, then one could get into a lot of trouble. However, a twitter user by the name @Kiman1_Macharia had a different experience.
When your family sees you as one who will come and change things, then it is a hope that one’s pocket never dries up. For @ManKevii, being broke made it difficult for him to even go back home.
Yet again, campus was a place where someone experienced serious brokenness. A user by the name @johnny_mwaura had an experience that some could relate to.
Being broke may make bills such as rent remain unpaid, piling up the balance to an amount that may be difficult to pay. Like this one user here.
When one is broke, eating food involves getting the stomach full at all costs. That was the case for the following Twitter user by name @wangari_mm.
Being broke can make one think out of the box on how to survive, like this Twitter user by name @morgan_…. He had to go the extra mile of waking up at 4:00 o’clock to go make chapos so as to get something at the end of the day, and his friends to get something to eat.
When one is broke, sometimes the ability to be open with friends can be difficult. Here, a Twitter user with the handle @_CrazyNairobian had to do what he had to do to survive.
The Twitter user @kimuzi_ who had asked the question gave his experience. That he had one day been broke to the extent of lacking 20 bob transport, and he had to go back home and rest first before resuming life in Nairobi.
When you are broke, you get to know who your friend is. Like this Twitter user with the handle @jonty_kulez.
You can become broke in an instant and things you could do the previous month cannot be done this month. From paying 24,000 rent the previous month to lacking even ten shillings. A user with the handle @WamboiKuria became broke at a very critical moment.
The worst that can happen is feeling unwell, broke and the landlord has closed up your house. Though one is in dire need of a place to sleep as they recuperate, being broke makes that impossible. We thank God for good relatives.
Being broke is something that most people have encountered. Most people have had an experience with a lack of money. It really pinches painfully when one needs something basic yet they cannot afford it. Always try to be kind to people going through tough financial situations. If you are in a position to help please do.
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