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Kirui's family
Kirui
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Raising livestock
faceAge:
33
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 5 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
As a family we have been thinking of venturing into business but lack of capital has been a great impediment. Maize being a staple food for many residents, I have identified a place where I can buy it at a low price, transport it to Chebunyo market, then sell to locals at a higher price. A 90-kg bag of maize in Transmara is KES 2500 but in Chebunyo it is KES 5500. I am a farmer earning KES 500 from my dairy business from the sale of milk. I have been saving for my dream business for the last 3years and for that while I have only managed to save KES 10,000. I need at least KES 50,000 for my business to take off and I intend to spend KES 40,000 to make this a reality. Receiving this money will mean financial independence for my family because our business will generate a lot of profit.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In January this year my wife got employed by the county government of Bomet. She is in the revenue department and her work station is Chebunyo. I am happy that she is now able to assist me in providing for our family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Financial instability is the top most challenge that I face. I depend on dairy farming to make ends meet and sometimes there is a sharp decline in the production of milk from my two cows. This is occasioned by diseases like East Coast Fever which cause instant drop in production. I always struggle to provide during these times and the only available option is to borrow