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Babra's family
Babra
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Shopkeeper
faceAge:
24
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I have a family of four members. My husband is a casual laborer and I do a kiosk business. I sell maize flour and other cereals. In a month, I make a profit of $8 and this caters mostly to food and water. The business has gone down due to the drought and famine. People now buy things on credit making me lack even capital to add the stock. I will use $740 to buy a water tank worth 10,000 liters. I want to take advantage of the drought and start to sell clean water in the village. Once the tank is fully of water , I will sell to the community at $0.15 per 20lt plastic. I estimate make a profit of $10 once the project materializes. The market is good because no one else is doing such a business. I will also use $ 300 to add stock to my kiosk business.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The county government of Kilifi brought relief food in our village on August 2022. I got 8kg of maize flour which lasts for one month. The family could take three meals in a day, unlike the other days. So the relief food brought happiness to me.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Chamawa village has never received rain for the last three years. This has caused drought and famine. The community walks for almost 10km looking for water from the water pan. One plastic cost $.0.5 for the water pan. I use $3 every day for water expenses. I was family clothes once a month due to lack of water. This is an abnormal behavior but due to the water shorted I have adopted it.