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Nosiamin
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
63
workCampaign
Kenya Large Transfer
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access_time 18 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
To alleviate the ongoing food shortage for my family, I plan to allocate $154 towards purchasing sufficient food supplies. Additionally, part of this budget will be used to procure essential household items such as beds, mattresses, chairs, and utensils. This initiative aims not only to address immediate food shortages but also to enhance comfort for my family. In order to safeguard against future food shortages, I intend to invest $269 in improving the productivity of my farm. This investment will be allocated towards purchasing farm inputs such as a gasoline generator, pipes, and fuel. These resources will not only increase food production but also generate income for my family. Furthermore, to diversify and boost my family's income, I will allocate $308 to acquire 2 cows and an additional $115 to expand our livestock with 3 goats. These investments are aimed at creating sustainable long-term assets for my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I experienced immense joy and happiness when six of my goats gave birth. Witnessing my herd grow gives me hope, as these animals serve as a vital source of livelihood for me. They provide milk for consumption and generate income through the sale of some goats, which helps cover food and other essential expenses.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I'm facing a significant challenge in acquiring money to buy food for my family. Relying on charcoal burning yields insufficient income to cover the costs of food and other basic necessities. Additionally, my maize farm is struggling due to a lack of funds for fuel for machine used to irrigate it. I am unable to afford a gasoline generator for irrigation, so I am forced to lease one from other farmers, which adds to my financial burden.