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access_time 9 days ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I am a motorcycle rider and at the same a livestock farmer. All my cattle died last year due to the drought we experienced in our region. Receiving this money would mean I start afresh my livestock farming where by I plan to buy 6 goats in three years time with a total cost of 16,000 KES. I am also planning to start a grocery at the trading centre where my wife will be operating as I do other casual jobs to fend for my family of three. Through all these investments I believe my family will have stable sources of income to cater for the daily needs such as food, health care and clothes. Some of the monthly transfer will be spent on the family's daily upkeep.
What is the happiest part of your day?
When I bought a solar panel on credit three ago. Since then it has been easy to charge phones compared to last time when I used to walk almost a kilometer away to the trading centre. This has brought so much joy to my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My family of three depends on motorcycle riding which is never reliable as I use a hired motorcycle. Providing them with the basic needs such as food is never a walk in the park as most of the time they end up taking one meal a day which really affects me as the bread winner. My three sisters who are in primary school are sometimes sent home for school fees which has negatively affected their academic performances especially last term.