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Kahindi's family
Kahindi
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
When I get this money I would like to build a new house. The one I currently have is completely worn out after twenty years of use. Quite a lot of time for a mud walled house with discoloured iron sheets roof. The roof is basically useless; leaking all over and in a the night you can almost clearly see everything in the sky. I plan to spend around 50000 KES to do that. The rest of the money I can then spend to buy some livestock to start raring again.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I really enjoyed the least festive season with my family. Everyone came to the village and we had such a big celebration that we even slaughtered several goats from the number that survived last year's draught.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have a lot of challenges with my house at the moment. It has a leaking roof, worn out floor and weak walls. I'm always scared any amount of time I spend inside it because it can even collapse. In the day the roof welcomes sun rays right into my living room making it very hot and uncomfortable. In the night, the same happens with moon light making it hard to sleep. And when it's raining you can only stand at the corners if you're lucky enough to spot one that isn't leaking.