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Quite honestly, I believe God timing is awesome. When I heard that give directly were around in our village , I was so happy. This is because I was certain my dream of purchasing my own dairy cow was becoming a reality. The dairy cow I have at the moment is not mine, it is borrowed. There is no dignity in our area of borrowing a cow, furthermore, the owner can repossess at any time without even notice. This happened to me in the past, the cow had just calved and it was producing a lot of milk which I used to sell for income and the surplus for consumption. After a month the owner came for it and took it away. It really pained me a lot. I intend to buy a dairy cow worth KES 40000. I will use the rest of the money build a better house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I felt so happy when we received high rainfall in our area recently. It meant a lot of pasture for our livestock and also the crops does well like sweet potatoes which has assisted us alot. Rainfall is a blessings in so many ways.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
There are a myriad of challenges that I am facing at the moment. Food insecurity top the list. Maize crops no longer does well like before , this is because of the lethal maize necrosis disease that has been ravaging crops for sometime now. We have no choice but to buy from the nearby siongiroi market.I hardly afford this commodity.