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Since I lost my cows due to drought, I plan to use the transfers to manage future unexpected droughts. I will use about $750 of the transfers to erect a fence across my farm. This will ensure that my livestock has enough controlled grazing. In addition, I plan to grow grass which will be used in extreme drought conditions to feed the livestock. For the amount that will remain, I plan to purchase food and other household products. These transfers will change our lives for sure.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiness has come from two weeks ago. This joy has come as a result of the rains. We've not had such rains for the past two years and its coming has brought happiness not only to me but my entire household. At least we don't have to worry about water shortage. I'm very happy and thankful to God.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The challenge I'm faced with at the moment is the lack of food. We've not had rain for the past 2 years which has led to prolonged drought. Because of this, I have lost 30 cows which were my only source of income. The loss of my cows has made life very difficult for me and my family since we cannot afford food and we are forced to take one or two meals each day.