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Subsistence farming
Kenya Large Transfer
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access_time 18 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
To improve our living conditions and uphold dignity, I will allocate $231 to construct a toilet, eliminating the need to use the bush. For ensuring a steady food supply, $269 will be invested in purchasing food, with a portion allocated for essential household items like beds, mattresses, chairs, and clothing. To secure a sustainable income for my family, I plan to cultivate my idle 1-acre land. This will involve investing $154 in farm inputs such as land tilling, bean seeds, and irrigation equipment. Additionally, I will allocate $192 to purchase 5 goats, which will provide milk and income from selling their offspring, supporting our future financial stability.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The floods devastated our home, resulting in the loss of many household items and stored food supplies. However, the donations of food, blankets, utensils, and tents from an NGO were a tremendous relief for us. These contributions have been essential in keeping my family warm and providing us with the necessary items for daily life, especially in the kitchen. We are filled with immense joy and gratitude for this support during such a challenging time.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My family is currently struggling with several challenges. We lack the funds to construct a proper sanitation facility, forcing us to use the bushes, which is both embarrassing and poses health risks. Additionally, the $16 I earn weekly from charcoal burning is insufficient to cover the costs of buying food and meeting other basic needs for my family of 6. We also lack the financial means to purchase clothing. Furthermore, our maize farm was devastated by floods, leading to a complete loss of our crop. These difficulties have put us in a precarious situation, and we are in need of assistance to overcome these challenges and improve our living conditions.