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Joan
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
31
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
For 8 years now, maize cultivation in my area has not been thriving due to the harsh climatic conditions and diseases. This has prompted me to take up dairy farming and crop diversification as an alternative source of income for my family of 6. At the moment, I own a dairy cow and my wish is to add another one as a backup for milk production once it runs dry. Unfortunately, finances have been a shortcoming since the income I earn from the sale of sweet potatoes caters for the household food and education for my children in primary school. When I receive these transfers, I intend to use KES 35000 to purchase an exotic dairy cow for milk production. I will be excited that my family will be both food secure as well as financially stable.
What is the happiest part of your day?
When my children have food to eat, I become excited since food security is a challenge in my household. I was glad when my cow calved in October 2022, and my family of 6 have been having constant milk production since then. I have been selling some to earn income which caters towards the. purchase of maize for the family of 6.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Food insecurity is a challenge I am currently facing. Children need a balanced diet and adequate food for their growth but unfortunately, I cannot produce food from my 1.5 acres of land. Alternately, I purchase food for the household to supplement their diet. This is expensive as I only depend on the sale of 3ltrs milk daily to earn income and it is insufficient to purchase enough maize stock to last the household the entire month. It pains me that my family of 6 have to forego another family project to save for food provision.