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Edwin's family
Subsistence farming
Kenya Large Transfer
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access_time 1 month ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
Receiving this money means I will be able to actualize my dream of owning goats. This is a very common practice here yet I have never had any because I hardly have any extra money at hand. I plan to buy 5 goats at a cost of KES 25000. I will also resume farming on my piece of land and use any remainder to renovate my kitchen. Once I achieve this am hopeful that my family will be in a better place both in the short and long term.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I had a good maize harvest on my one acre piece of land. This is not something which happens all the time due to the changing weather conditions. This made me so happy because after selling part of the harvest I got enough money to renovate my old house. My family also had enough food to eat. This was so fulfilling to me as a parent.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest challenge am currently facing is lack of a consistent source of income. Despite having arable land, am not always able to till and plant due to the high cost of farm input. I therefore depend mostly on casual jobs in people's farms which involve planting, weeding or harvesting. On a good day I get paid KES 300 which is hardly enough to meet the recurring daily needs eg food for my family of 6. Sometimes am forced to borrow from neighbours just so that my young children do not sleep hungry. As a father, the inability to fully provide for my family really makes me feel so bad