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Hannington's family
Hannington
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
62
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I have a family of five and we are all living in a three-bedroom house. It is spacious for the family and even accommodates visitors. However, it lacks furniture and also no plaster on the outside walls. I use plastic chairs in the sitting room which I do feel not good about it. I am now jobless relying on subsistence farming which does not do well due to a lack of rains. I built the house on 2020 when I was working at Kenya Ports Authority and I retired on the same year. I will use $500 to buy a high-class seat and furniture for the sitting room. This will uplift my dignity. I will also use $600 to plaster the walls and also color the house. This will fulfill my happiness and age slowly with joy.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In the last two weeks, we have been receiving rain in the village after two years. The village is now turning green and reviving the hope of living in the village. I have now prepared 1.5 acres of my land for maize crop farming and if the rains continue then I will harvest and the end of the season. The rains have brought happiness in my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I do subsidence farming on a 5 acres piece of land. That has been my desire for many years. It is now two years without rain in our village. This has affected my work and caused lack of food even to my farming. The drought has caused all my plants to dry up and make me helpless. I rely on my pension now for survival. Lack of rain is the current challenge I am facing in life.