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Subsistence farming
Kenya Large Transfer
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access_time 18 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
When the floods struck our village, Saruni, they took away our livelihood as farmers. Our 2-acre farm, which sustained our family of six, was severely affected. To make ends meet, we had to sell one of our goats to buy food for the household. Before the floods, we had a total of six goats, but two sadly perished in the disaster.Now, with a deep sense of determination to rebuild our farm and secure our future, I plan to use the $400 I will receive in transfers to purchase goats. Restocking our flock is essential for our sustainable income. Additionally, I intend to spend $300 in recultivating maize on our 2-acre plot to ensure we have food on the table.Furthermore, I will spend $200 towards constructing a granary to store our harvest safely. With the remainder of the funds, I aim to venture into poultry farming. This new venture will not only diversify our income but also provide additional revenue through the sale of eggs and surplus birds.These plans are essential for rebuilding our lives after the floods and ensuring a more stable future for my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My son Emmanuel is the light of my life, bringing immense happiness to our family of six. The journey of carrying a pregnancy to term and safely delivering him was filled with gratitude and relief. Five months ago, our family welcomed this precious addition with open arms, cherishing every moment since his arrival. Seeing him grow and thrive each day fills my heart with joy beyond measure. Despite the challenges of pregnancy, the love and happiness he brings make every difficulty worthwhile. Emmanuel has truly enriched our lives, and we are thankful for the blessing of having him in our family
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I am really struggling right now after the flash floods claimed our village, Saruni, and wiped out my entire maize crop. As a family of six depending on farming, this loss hits hard. With no maize to harvest, we are facing the prospect of buying food instead of producing our own. It is a daunting thought, especially since I do not have the finances to replant the crops or seek assistance from Kenya Seed now that the planting season is over.In the meantime, we are trying to diversify our income sources through charcoal burning and find temporary work opportunities to make ends meet. It is tough, but we are taking it one step at a time and hoping for a brighter future ahead.