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Since we've been farmers for over 10 years. We intend to continue doing it. We inherited 1 acre piece of land. If we till our land, we can use about $200 until harvesting. This land can produce 10 bags of maize. This can sustain us for over a year. We'll also sell half of the produce for other needs.
We don't have goats now. To secure our future, we plan to buy 10 goats at $500. The goats will keep expanding and also provide us with milk. In addition, we can also sell the goats. This will help support our family in the long term.
The other funds will be used to buy household items such as maize and beans. This will help us during this dry season.
What is the happiest part of your day?
When we're able to secure a casual job, it brings joy to us. This means that we can provide food for our family. Especially during this difficult dry season.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
We're a family of 4. This village has been dry for the last 4 months. Due to the drought, we have not planted maize or beans to sustain us. This has forced us to depend on casual jobs to sustain ourselves. At the same time, getting casual jobs is hard. In a week we can both get casual jobs which pays a meagre $3 a day. This amount cannot fully support our family. It's saddens us since we cannot fully provide for our children.