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access_time 16 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
Since we have very inconsistent rains and get access to piped water in the village. I plan to buy 10 goats for $500. I can only comfortably rear 5 here because we have a small piece of land. My son who lives in Koriema has enough space. I will ask him to help in keeping the other 5, that will eventually grow. From this, I will be able to sell some goat yearly. This will enable me to buy food for my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I currently have a family of 5, my other son's and daughters got married and moved out. I am blessed to have 10 grandchildren. During holidays,I ask my son's and daughters to send my grandchildren to visit me. They normally come in turns, these makes me really happy seeing them.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
In the last 3 years we've had very inconsistent rains in this village. Our farms have been mostly dry and getting food is hard. This year I planted one and half acres of land. I used $100 to prepare the land, buy seeds and plant. I grew maize, millet and groundnuts. I was very sad when I lost it all. This has made my life very difficult since I have to depend on my son's and daughters for support.