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Christina
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Raising livestock
faceAge:
62
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that i will be able to complete building my house which is half way built. All left is proper roofing, cementing the floor and painting. I will then buy two dairy cattle for milking since we spend most of our income buying milk for consumption. I personally engage in the business of buying milk from farmers in my village then selling them to a middle man who then sells the milk in big hotels in towns, thus buying my own dairy cattle means ready market for my milk
What is the happiest part of your day?
I usually spend my mornings collecting milk from my neighbours which i latter sell to the middlemen who transport it from village to town. After this, i come back home to do my household chores till midday when i prepare lunch for my family. I usually spend most of my afternoon resting after i am through with all my activities for the day as i wait for my children to come back home from school which makes this the happiest part of my day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Initially, I used to depend fully on large scale crop farming; mainly maize and beans for a living but due to unreliable and unpredictable rainfall patterns in this area, i gave up on farming due to poor harvests. I then resolved to engage myself in the business of purchasing milk from my neighbours at a price of ksh 27 per litre and selling them to a middle man at ksh 32 per litre, which earns me a total of ksh 250 daily after selling 50 litres. My daily income is low compared to the needs of my family since i have two children studying in college and two in secondary school. This is the biggest struggle i face