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Tough economic times have seen me struggle a lot financially. Receiving this money means diversification of income for my family. My retail shop business is not doing well because I lack adequate cash to buy more stock. T.he prolonged drought has made things worse because farming is no longer reliable. I plan to spend KES 50,000 of the first transfer for restocking.I will also use KES 16,000 to purchase five indigenous goats as well as ten chickens of local breed.This will enable me to have assets that I can use when a financial need arises.
What is the happiest part of your day?
As a breast feeding mother I need to eat well so as to produce enough milk for my child. Despite the drought that has led to food and water scarcity in our area, I have still enjoyed good health. This has enable me to still feed my baby well, bringing joy and happiness in my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The challenge that I am currently facing is water scarcity due to drought. It has been three years since we received sufficient rains. All the water pans that we rely on have dried up. I have to travelled for over five kilometres from my home to the nearest water point. Due to the long distance covered I have to forego other economic activities that contribute to household income. Sometimes, I have to I sleep without bathing so that I use the little available water for cooking only.