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Receiving this money means that I will intensify my farming activities. I live on a small land that is too small to keep cows. I have been wishing to start keeping poultry. Struggling to provide for my family , is only, through casual jobs of tending to flowers in various institutions, mainly schools. My wages ranges from KES 700 to KES 1000 per day but for less than 10 days in a month. It is insufficient to feed my family and extremely unreliable. Poultry keeping would be a better source of income through egg production. I will spend about KES 30,000 to establish it. I will then spend the remaining amount on home improvement,to complete the house currently undergoing construction and to furnish it.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning. This is when I get most of my landscaping jobs. This is thr time when I visit various schools, resulting in job offers. Sometimes, I supply the potted flowers to various clients within this time. I am always excited during the morning hours because of these opportunities that I get to fend for my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Finding enough food for my family has been the biggest hardship in my life. Working casual jobs in different schools is quite unreliable as it is not available all the days of the month. I spend part of the wages on school fees for my child in a college, leaving another amount for foodstuffs. All the time, it is not enough for food in the household. I wish to get a constant daily income through selling eggs. I will therefore build a poultry house and buy about 30 chickens and stock their feeds.