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Patrick's family
Subsistence farming
Kenya Large Transfer
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access_time 9 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
Receiving this money is a game-changer for us. It means finally being able to relocate my family to a safer area. The recent floods in our village were a wake-up call, especially seeing my son battle pneumonia as a result. With the shifting weather patterns, it's clear that our current location is no longer safe. My plan is to use the transfers to buy land in a higher area and move our home there. I'm optimistic that this move will bring an end to the worries and sleepless nights that come with living in a flood-prone area.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The past six months have been marked by a bittersweet experience in our village, as our joy from a successful maize harvest quickly turned to despair due to flooding. My wife and I were elated with the abundant yield from our one and a half acre farm, envisioning stored maize to sustain us through dry seasons. Sadly, the floods swept away our entire harvest, leaving us with no choice but to seek casual labor and resort to charcoal burning to support our family. Despite this setback, I hold onto hope for a better future where we can relocate to a safer environment, shielding us from such devastating floods.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Living in a region sorrounded by two rivers presents a formidable challenge, especially during the rainy season when floods become a regular occurrence. My biggest worry is the lack of financial means to move my family to a safer location during these moments of danger. Each flood incident escalates my concern for the safety of my loved ones, heightened further by the looming threat of waterborne illnesses that frequently accompany such crises. Moreover, the loss of my goat and two kids adds to the distress. Finding a resolution to this persistent predicament is crucial to securing the welfare of my family.