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I aspire to change my nature of job and do something less strenuous. I buy and sell cattle in the nearby markets on most days and it involves trekking long distances in order to deliver them to the buyers and earn my commission. Receiving this money, I will use KES 10,000 to fence my farm so that I can rear sheep for sale. I intend to use KES 20,000 to buy 4 sheep. I want also to start poultry farming with KES 15,000 from the transfer and rear chicks for sale, sell eggs and even the chicken. I want to commit fully to this.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Imagine being sick and unable to look for jobs and provide for your family? The ability to go out look for jobs and taking care of my family in the last six months has brought me happiness and I am so grateful.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The challenges that I am facing now are food security and issues to do with finances. Our area does not favor maize farming because of a crop disease that has been persistent for 10 years. This has affected our produce and I have resorted to buying maize for consumption which is expensive (KES 90 a kg daily). Paying school fees and feeding my family is another challenge because my job pays me less and I also earn when I have a job to do.