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Selly
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Charcoal burning
faceAge:
32
workCampaign
Kenya Large Transfer
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access_time 18 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
Receiving this money is a dream come true for me because it signifies the opportunity to rebuild my life. After experiencing firsthand the devastating impact of floods, I am resolute in preventing such hardships in the future. My immediate plan is to use the funds to relocate to a safer area. Addressing food shortages is another priority, and I intend to invest in climate-smart agriculture by acquiring irrigation equipment, which will allow me to cultivate crops even during dry seasons. Any remaining funds will be allocated towards expanding my hotel business, contributing to a more secure future for both myself and my community.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Operating the sole hotel in my village brings me immense satisfaction. Despite the recent floods partially damaging my hotel and reducing the number of customers, I find joy in continuing to earn a livelihood from my business.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Currently, my greatest challenge is facing homelessness and food insecurity. The floods destroyed our one and a half acre farm where I had planted maize to prepare for the upcoming dry seasons. Sadly, all crops were lost. Moreover, the floods also wrecked my house, leaving me exposed to the cold and mosquitoes. This situation has heightened my risk of contracting malaria and pneumonia. I look forward to receiving my transfers, as they will provide me with the means to rebuild my life and improve my circumstances.