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Koi's family
Koi
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
73
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 16 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
My wife and I have been doing agriculture for food and business. I have a 10 acres piece of land which is enough for me to do agriculture. I used to harvest 30 to 50 bags of maize when we used to have rain every season. I would sell 30 bags and the remaining 20 were for family consumption. It is four years now without rain in the village. There is drought and famine. I plan to change from crop farming to livestock farming. Animals survive in our village despite the drought. I will use $700 to buy 20 goats as an investment. Goats survive in dry areas and I I will use tap water to feed them. I will also use $300 to pay school fees for my grandchild who is at the secondary level. He has a balance of $350 and this has made him out of school for a while.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My firstborn son has remained a bachelor for almost 37 years. People in the village have been mocking him and that affects my dignity in the village. On June 2022, he got married to a beautiful girl and they started a family together. That brought me happiness to me and I feel respected now in the village.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have a family with seven members living in a piece of land worth 10 acres. My wife and I have done agriculture since our youthful age. That has been I am the source of income. It is four years now without rain in our village. This means no agricultural activities can take place. I have been doing casual labor which gives an income of approximately $30 per month. This caters for food and sometimes the family goes without food. My two grandsons have dropped out of school because they cannot go to school while hungry. The family takes one meal per day now. This is a challenge to me as the family head.