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Subsistence farming
Kenya Large Transfer
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access_time 14 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I have a family of eight members and I do subsistence farming while the husband does casual jobs earning approximately $50 per month . The money caters mostly for food and school fees. Two of my six children did there final primary examination this year and they are suppose to join secondary school next year. I have struggling getting some funds to enable them join school next year in vain. I will use $800 to do shopping and pay school fees for the children to join secondary school next year. I will also use $200 to buy five goats as an investment. This will help me has a sustainable source of income in the future.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I do subsistence farming as my work but the community has been under drought for the past five years. That made me struggle with life together with my family. However, in May this year we received rain hand planted maize on my two acre piece of land and harvested approximately 3 bags of maize each 90kg. The maize sustained the family for almost four months. The harvest brought happiness in my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Housing is the challenge I am currently facing in life. I am living in a one room house with grass roof and weak muddy wall. The house cannot accommodate all the seven members I have. My children seek shelter from neighbors and this is very risk for a girl child to seek shelter from neighbors. It really affects me psychological.