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Richard's family
Richard
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Raising livestock
faceAge:
73
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 3 months ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
My wife, Paulina aged 66, desires to buy a water tank for harvesting and storing rainwater. I share the same desire because age has taken a toll on her and she cannot go to the river to fetch. Two years ago I bought a tank of 1000 liters capacity but it is not serving well since it is small. I intend to buy a 5000liter tank for $ 350 and I am sure it will be sufficient for the two of us. Receiving this money will put a smile on my wife's face as it will put me in a position to buy her a water tank.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My last-born son was lucky to be employed by the government as a Kenya Army officer. After his pass-out in February this year, he has been sending me money not less than $50 every month. Last week I got $70 on my phone from him and I was very happy he did it without me asking for it.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have subdivided my farm among my 4 sons as culture demands leaving just an acre for my use. This has affected farming activities because now I have a small portion left. I do not have surplus milk for sale because I had to reduce the number of cows I had from 12 to 2. This has subjected my family to a financial crisis that I have never seen since I was born. At my age, I cannot do casual jobs like young people and I have to adapt to the new norm.