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What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
It was in the year 2020 when we were displaced by the rising water of lake Baringo, we had to relocate here since it is a safer ground. My priority was to buy a small piece of land with the little money I had KES 30,000. I had to build a temporary structure which has now turned out to be small and not enough for us. When I receive the transfers from GiveDirectly, I will plan KES 40,000 to build a spacious two roomed house for my family. We no longer do crop farming in our area since the place is not arable and extremely dry. I plan to invest KES 50,000 in livestock keeping. The area is favourable for livestock farming and bulls fattening.
What is the happiest part of your day?
It rained heavily in the last one month which was accompanied by flash flooding. Households were displaced and luckily I was not affected this time round. I am happy that I made the right decision of relocating my family to Parleleru village which saved us from the wrath we faced in the year 2020 when water swept all our belongings.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
We were forced to leave our homes in the year 2020 due to the rising water level of Lake Baringo. We relocated to a safer ground of Ngambo sublocation. This opened a new chapter of struggle and survival in my life. The area is dry and not arable unlike where we came from, availability of water is also another big challenge in this area. Therefore farming remains an unrealistic dream. Before water displacement, I practiced subsistence farming and my family never lacked food on the table. Things changed so quickly and now my only hope is casual jobs and maybe charcoal burning to put food on the table for my family. As I told you earlier that farming was my main source of family income. I am now left struggling financially to support my family