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Edward
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Raising livestock
faceAge:
44
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 14 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
Quality education is what I want for my children because it will enable them to lead a better future. I am a subsistent farmer and my income is unreliable due to the prolonged droughts that have rendered our farms unproductive for several years. The earnings that we get are not enough to cater to all the basic needs of the family at the same time purchasing feeds for livestock. Receiving this money means that I shall clear school fees of $ 500 in arrears for my children in university and secondary schools. This will ensure that they concentrate on their studies and attain better grades which will make them pursue the careers of their choice. I am happy because a heavy burden would have been lifted from me, the rest of the transfers I will use to fence my land.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Water is a scarce resource in our area and that has been the case since I was born. We used to travel several kilometers to access water for domestic use, as a result, we were strained and even people relocated to better places in search of water. Six months ago, the county government launched a borehole drilling 500 meters away and we have been able to get water in plenty. As a resident, I am happy and thankful to God as I easily access clean water and also my livestock which increases milk production.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Climate change has impacted negatively my source of income which is livestock keeping. For the past three years , I have lost ten cows to drought. The lack of rainfall resulted in a decrease in pasture and water for livestock hence a decrease in production and also death. I struggle to raise money to purchase feeds for them and I consider this the biggest challenge.