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I am a farmer who uses a hoe to prepare my farm for planting. Using this tool is energy consuming and it takes me 1 month to get my 1.5-acre farm ready to be planted. I have had the desire to own oxen to ease my work in the farm but this dream has never materialized due to lack of finances. I keep a dairy cow that produces 5 liters of milk daily which I sell at KES 30 for every liter. This translates to KES 4500 every month and all of it is spent on paying school fees for my son, leaving me with nothing. Receiving this money will make my farming a bit easier and faster, therefore, saving me time to focus on other important things.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am a farmer and in the last 6 months, I can say I had a bumper harvest. I planted maize and I was able to harvest 10-bags from my 0.5-acre piece of land. This has saved me the cost of buying food and therefore making it the happiest part of my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
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.