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My struggle to feed my family using products from my farm has been so hard. The constant drought and land poor productivity has made my life very hard. I no longer get much from crop farming. Receiving this money will enable me to change to livestock keeping. I will abandon the labourious and not profitable maize farming. I will buy a dairy cow that will produce milk as a source of income. It will also be a source of food for my children. This transfer will buy me a cow and enable me to farm fodder and grasses instead of the traditional maize farming which has not been helpful.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I have completed my daily chores. I usually stay in my compound and relax after the days hardwork.I always labour in the farm and getting time to rest is always a good time.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced is lack of enough food. It is very difficult for me to get food because I rely on farming as the only source of income. Low and unpredictable rainfall patterns renders me a poor person as my crop fails in every season. I am now living on hand to mouth basis, always working to get only food. I have never had enough for myself and the family and this has made my life a never ceasing struggle.