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Shadrack
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
faceAge:
23
workCampaign
Kenya Large Transfer
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access_time 18 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
Receiving GiveDirectly money is like blessing to me because I have a pending debts which as taken me many years to clear it due to lack of finances. Iam planning to use my first cash transfers to clear the land I bought on the high ground so that Incase of floods I have safe place to stay. I am also planning to invest in livestock keeping, I will buy 10 goats and I will use remaining amount of money to construct Latrine .
What is the happiest part of your day?
Farming is the main livelihood activity we practice in our village because we still have a large piece of land in the community. Early this year in February I was lucky to get a fertile piece of land on the shores of lake Baringo, getting that 2 acre piece of land and planting watermelon on it brought happiness into my life because I will earn a lot of money after harvesting but that happiness turned into sorrow after floods. But Iam happy because iam still energetic and my family are healthy and iam also optimistic that things will work out well with time.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The recent floods caused a lot of destruction in my household because I leased 2 acre piece of land and plant watermelon on it but unfortunately all the crops were washed away by the floods.iam now struggling financially because i invested all the money I saved on that farm.