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Casual labor
Kenya Large Transfer
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access_time 2 months ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
The food shortage has been difficult for us. I plan to buy food using $100. This will sustain us for a month, meaning we won't have to worry about food. To give us an extra source of income. I will set aside $500 to complete my shop and stock it. I had started and lacked enough funds to complete the project. The sales from the shop will provide us with additional income. My wife will be running it. The profits from the shop will be used to buy food. I already have 40 goats but feel the need to add more since we have enough grazing land. I will use $500 to buy 12 extra goats. This will boost my stock and act as an emergency source of income. I will also be able to sell them in the future to pay for my children's education.
What is the happiest part of your day?
It's fulfilling owning goats. I have 40. We can milk and also sell them to support my family. The milk availability allows us to make tea. This has been my source of happiness.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
In this village, we've experienced an elongated drought. Coupled with poor farming lands, it's difficult growing and harvest enough food. The last time we had good rains were 2 years ago. This has led to a lot of food shortages hard hitting on our family. To obtain food, we need to do manual labours paying $2.50 a day. The amount is little and at the same time difficult to get a job. It makes me sad not to be able to provide for my family. Life has been really hard because of inadequate food.