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Subsistence farming
Kenya Large Transfer
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What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I have a family of seven members with five being children. I do casual jobs making approximately $ 30 per month which caters for school fees for the children and food. The husband got into an accident ten years ago and sustained permanent disability . I have all the family responsibilities. All the children are in secondary school and raising their school fees is really a challenge. Last year they got a bursary worth $ 300 and cleared their balances. This year they have to pay $1500 for the whole year as school fees. I will use $500 to pay school fees and try to seek help from other stakeholders so as to clear the remaining amount. I will also use $ 600 to buy ten goats as an investment. This will bring sustainable income once they multiply and sell milk out of them.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My village has been under drought for the past three years. However in the past two seasons we have had enough rainfall in the village. I planted maize in the past season and harvested eight bags of maize each 90 kg. This season the maize is also doing well and I intend to get a good harvest at the end of the season. The harvest brings happiness in my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Lack of reliable sources of income is the challenge I am currently facing in life. My husband has a permanent disability and he cannot work anymore. I do a casual job making approximately $30 per month which caters for food and school fees for my children. The income is low such that I cannot pay the required school fees on time thus making the children miss classes for some time.