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Receiving this money will enable my husband and I to acquire a second dairy cow for about $350. This is going to increase the current milk production from 2 litres a day to 6 litres, and from $0.6 to $1.8 of income a day, respectively. My five children are required to pay a fee of $15 every term to facilitate payment of contracted teachers, and money resulting from milk sales is going to comfortably help me cater for this.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My 5 children attend a nearby primary school and come home every noon time for lunch. By this time I would be done cultivating my beans in the farm and is back home to prepare them a meal. This is the happiest part of my day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Maize farming play a major role in the food security of many farmers in my village. When I spent a whopping $150 last year to grow maize on my 3-acre piece of land, I had hopes of reaping big. To my unpleasant disappointment, the whole farm was reduced to ruins of stunted growth due to prolonged drought thanks to living in a semi arid area. For the third year in a row, we are forced to part with $1.6 a day to buy maize for consumption to sustain our family of 8. Life is hard!