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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?
The transfer has been very timely, I have been worried on how to clear my granddaughter's school fees. She's currently doing her final exams and must clear fees before she can collect her certificate. Givedirectly's cash will help me clear her fees areas of $600. This makes me happy. My kitchen and store is in a bad condition, I need to do some repairs. I will set aside about $100, hopefully it will be enough Due my dependence on agriculture, I plan to use the rest of the transfer to do farming on my quarter acre pice of land. It's gives us food security. I will use some the transfer on this.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am very old and own sheep. They help me in educating my children through their sales. It's easy keeping sheep at my age. This has been my biggest source of fulfillment in life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Education is key to success nowadays. I have 3 grandchildren to support. It's been very difficult raising their school fees, it had drained my resources. We have sold livestock and has even affected our family income. My granddaughter is currently doing her final exams for secondary education. I have fees areas and don't know how she will get her certificate without us clearing school feels. This has been my biggest worry.