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Subsistence farming
Kenya Large Transfer
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What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
Given the unpredictability of crop farming due to changing weather patterns and flood calamities, I aim to diversify my investments by focusing on livestock, which will provide an alternative income stream for my family. My plan includes purchasing 3 sheep for KES 12,000 and 2 cows for KES 40,000. In response to recent flood-related losses experienced by my household, I intend to invest KES 50,000 in acquiring land elsewhere to mitigate potential future risks. Additionally, I have allocated KES 4,000 for food and another KES 4,000 for clothing in my budgeting.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I found happiness in January when I harvested maize from a leased farm near the river. I obtained eight 90-kilogram bags, providing much-needed food for my family. Selling 3 bags for KES 9000 allowed me to lease another plot of land, where I am currently growing more maize.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Living in a farming area, I lack the funds to lease more agricultural land for my family. Farming could have provided both food and income. I am at the moment operating only one are of farm (maize) which is not enough. Currently, the money I earn from occasional casual labor (about KES 300 per day) and charcoal burning (approximately KES 2000 weekly) isn't sufficient to cover household expenses, including food. Additionally, I struggle to afford school fees for my brother, who is in secondary school. With only two grass-thatched houses for our family of seven, I cannot afford to build another house, separate for boys and girls.