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Joseph
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
faceAge:
64
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 12 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means better housing and shelter. For 40 years now I have lived in a grass thatched house. I do a casual job in the market broking cows where I earn KES 500. Market days are on Monday and Tuesday. My earnings are insufficient to meet all my household needs like food and house construction. So when I get this transfer I wish to build a more spacious house costing KES 50000. As I am now old I need a place where my grandchildren can sleep when they visit and the remaining amount I will buy a heifer costing around 50000. I anticipate to yield more milk for household use and if in surplus sell to generate income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I had made some savings hoping to build a house. My neighbor was selling a piece of land near my house and I decided to use my savings to purchase it. This brought joy and happiness into my life because with the piece of land there is an increase in my assets.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest challenge is lack of money. On market days I do cow broking earning KES 500 per day. I only go to market twice a week due to old age however my earnings cannot sustain all our needs for the entire week. With my old age, I have become less economically active and sometimes have to rely on my children for food.