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Lewis's family
Lewis
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Raising livestock
faceAge:
69
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Preparing Payments
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access_time 7 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a source of income for my family. Being a retired teacher, and still having children who need educational support, most of my pension goes to school fee leaving none for other family needs. In most instances, I struggle a lot to even provide a decent meal to the family. Therefore, once I receive my transfer, I will put more focus on children's education, something that is so dear to me. Again since I spend most of my time at home, I want to invest in goat rearing business, particularly the indigenous breed. It is not a labor-intensive venture and goats are not susceptible to diseases and pest. Besides, their breeding rate is high.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening because it is at this time that I rest after attending to the day's activities. Normally, my day starts at around 6 o'clock in the morning, and immediately after breakfast, I head straight to the grazing field. And because of insufficient pastures, am forced to travel kilometers away in search of it. I usually return home in the evening exhausted.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Lack of adequate resources has been the biggest hardship in my life. I depend entirely on pension, something that hardly sustains the family through the month. My wife, on the other hand, is suffering from a condition we haven't been able to diagnose due to lack of money to take her to the hospital. The little that I get from my retirement scheme goes to education. Once I receive the transfers, I will purpose to get her the required medical attention.