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Paul
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
42
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
I have been struggling alot in paying School fees for my kids and students in the lower primary and secondary school respectively. The struggle to settle the school areas have led to selling almost all my livestock which at the moment I am only left with one heifer to rear. Receiving this money to me means rekindling the spirit of livestock farming since I will spare the only heifer and also add some cows in my fields. I also have a plan to purchase and start keeping poultry within the household which will check the availability of the household goods at every other time.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The only heifer I have in my equally partitioned two-acre field had been very hard to feed and maintain of late. The scorching sun have led to the stunted growth of the neppier in my farm which has forced me to keep looking for an alternative feed for many hours every day. I also have to take it to the river 3 Kilometers away from home where it can find clean water and also having to graze along the way. Bringing back home in the evening and locking it in the field to await the following day have been the happiest part of my life since I always get a chance to relax and interact with my kids as I plan for the next day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Initially I had a booming livestock-buying and selling businesss where I would buy more than 10 cows and sell them all in the next market day. I had hired two people who were always driving them to the livestock auctioning market as I ride behind them on a motorcycle. The business was so great with an amazing profit margin but it never last any longer. Struggles to keep it going were all in vain which brought alot of worry to my family members who were always looking up to me for food, school fees, clothing, just to mention but a few. Providing for the family currently has really been hard which is my biggest worry.