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access_time 3 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
We are living on a small piece of land that we inherited from our parents. This limits my ability of venturing into agriculture. My dreams of buying a piece of land has been in limbo due to financial challenges. I am employed casually as a herder which earns me KES 4,000 monthly and all of this income goes to food and other family basic needs. This money rejuvenates my dream of owning land, I will use KES 90,000 to buy 0.2 acres of land. To enable me produce milk for my family in the future, I will use the remaining money to buy a calf. With this money I will have settled my dream and this will make me happy.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My cow calved in January, this was a big relief for me now that I was spending a lot on buying milk for my year old son. This made me feel so happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Maize rust posted a big challenge on maize production in our region. This affected food basket making food sell at an exorbitant prices. This raises our cost of living making our life expensive stressful. As a result of this, my monthly income of KES 4,000 is a water drop in the ocean compared to family expenditure.