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Subsistence farming
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means putting my dream of owning a dairy farm into life as well as scaling up my business of rearing poultry farming. I will plan KES 50000 as a starter capital for this business. This will help us earn more income through the sale of milk and poultry products. To help me avoid perennial food shortages in our household, I will use KES 20000 to buy maize grains, beans grains and clothing's to my family members. I have been ailing from diabetes for some time, this made us struggle a lot to get money to buy drugs. My husband is a subordinate staff in Kipsuter secondary school and he is the sole breadwinner for the family. His earning is little about KES 10000 monthly. This is not enough for my medication and buying other household essentials like food and clothing. Thus with the remaining money, I will plan to go for a better medication.
What is the happiest part of your day?
With the little family income we have and despite my medical condition, we managed to put something on the table. This makes me feel happy and have hope of raising my family well.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I was diagnosed with diabetes, this has brought suffering and struggle to me and my family. With the high cost of medication and drugs, family expense has ballooned. This has been hell to us now that my husband remains to be the only sole breadwinner of the household. He is a subordinate staff in Kipsuter secondary school and he earns little money about KES 10000 monthly. This is not enough for the family to buy food and pay for my medical bills.