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Subsistence farming
Kenya Large Transfer
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What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
GiveDirectly's cash transfer program gives me a second chance of investing again in farming. I use $460 of my transfers as capital and plant maize crop on my three acre piece of land. It is through this farming that I will be able to support my family of five. I will be able to pay school fees for my children and buy them clothes. I will also plan $150 to pay school fees for my two daughters. I will use the remaining money to buy a water pump generator, this will help me irrigate my farm during dry seasons.
What is the happiest part of your day?
It came as a suprise when my husband bought us a 24 inch television in February 2024. This was timely as we were able to watch news and follow up on the latest news development on areas affected by floods in our country. The television is also a source of family entertainment which makes me happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I was hopeful that we will live a decorated life after planting maize on my 2 acre piece of land and vegetables on the other remaining piece of land. It all started as normal rains but little did we know that it will cause havoc and distress to our life. Our village is sandwiched by the river Molo and river Perkerra which is the main source of water to our farms. I remember that fateful night when the rains poured and the whole village was flooded, the rivers had broken their banks. Sadly, my farm was not spared as it was swept away and crops destroyed. My dream of having a bumper harvest was shattered. In our region crops mature in three months, if not floods I would be expecting to harvest my maize in the next month. We are now living in agony and worries of experiencing acute food shortage.