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Subsistence farming
Kenya Large Transfer
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access_time 25 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
To solve the food problem for my family of 6, I plan to allocate KES 5,000. Following flood-related losses, KES 15,000 will be used for essential household items like utensils, beddings, and clothing. Addressing the high cost of milk, I intend to invest KES 35,000 in acquiring a dairy cow. The cow will provide milk for our household and generate extra income from sales in the neighborhood. KES 10,000 will cover school fees. Another KES 6,000 will be used to purchase 2 sheep, adding to our income streams. To overcome financial barriers hindering the start of fruit farming at my home farm, KES 39,000 will be spent on fencing and purchasing mango seedlings, along with fuel for irrigation.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am delighted to see my maize crops thriving. Initially, I was concerned about how to afford fuel for irrigation. The two-month-long rains not only promoted excellent crop growth but also saved me the expense of purchasing fuel for irrigation.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I face several challenges currently. I don't have enough money to pay school fees for my four children. Recent floods damaged many household items, and I lack funds to replace them. For my maize plantation, I need money to buy fuel for pumping water from the river to the farm to ensure a good harvest. Sometimes, my family cannot afford three meals a day due to financial constraints, resulting in breakfast and dinner being our main meals.