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Receiving this money means self reliance. I am 75 years old and my husband is 87 years old, at this old age we can no longer go to work nor do strenious work. I live in a semi-arid area and I go 2 kilometers away to fetch water from the river for domestic use and at the same time for livestock to drink. During the dry season ,the river dries up forcing us to walk another 3 kilometers or buy water from vendor which is expensive. I am happy because from the transfers I will buy 5,000 litres water storage tank with KES 25,000 .This will enable me harvest enough clean rain water during the rainy season to use during the dry season.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My husband has been sickly for a while now due to old age. Take care of him has not been easy and for the last few months his health has greatly improved. I thank God because my prayers have been answered. This has brought me happiness.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Financial constraints is the greatest challenge we are currently facing. Both me and my husband can not work to earn a living due to old age thus solely depending on livestock keeping. Currently we get 3 litres of milk per day from our one dairy cow from which we sell 2 litres earning us KES 60 only. This money is hardly enough to buy enough food for my family because we have to eat nutritious and balanced diet at our age. Skipping a meal makes us frail.