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Dama
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
54
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 16 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I think of receiving this money and I think of buying land, possibly a one-acre land. My desire to practice subsistence farming plant vegetables, cassava, and corn. I am partially blind and farming is the only thing I am skilled at. I will save the first amount and when I have the $100 I will purchase the land. I would rather invest the money in something productive than spend it all on food.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I make it a personal decision to be happy, I live with my two grandchildren who also give me joy and are always willing to cheer me on even when I am feeling down or unwell. It feels so good to live with children and not be left alone.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Pain has become part of me, I am talking of my ears. They have very painful sores and discharge pus but instead of going through the ears, it comes out from the mouth. You would not want to be around me when it happens because the smell that comes from it is awful. This has affected my sight making it difficult to see. My movement is limited since I have to be assisted to go too far.