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Talai's family
Talai
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
75
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 21 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
When my husband passed on ten years ago, I was devastated since he was our breadwinner. I sold all the livestock we had to take my last-born daughter to school and until now I have not acquired any as old age has caught up with me. I depend on my children to provide for me and my wish is to be financially independent. This transfer will enable me to achieve that because I will use the first transfer to buy ten goats and from the second transfer add ten chickens to my other five. The rest of the money will go into ensuring we have enough food that can last us several months. Give directly transfers is a prayer answered as I will be financially independent in a few months to come lifting off the burden from my children. I am thankful to God and excited to live the rest of my years happy again.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The joy of every parent is to see their children and grandchildren excelling in life. I was elated when my granddaughter passed her primary school exams a month ago. She will join a prestigious secondary school and later on build her dream future as she aspires to be a doctor.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
We live in a semi-arid area, it hardly rains, and even if it does it is not enough for farming. In my old age, I solely depend on my children to provide food for me and my two orphaned grandchildren. I feel we are so much of a burden to them since they also have their own families to raise. If I had fertile land, I would grow my food and rear livestock but that's not the case. We take two meals in a day and sometimes once. Lack of proper nutrition has weakened me and made me susceptible to diseases.