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Subsistence farming
Kenya Large Transfer
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What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
To maximize productivity on my 1-acre farm, I will invest $307 in purchasing essential farm inputs such as a generator, HDPE pipes for irrigation, tilling services, high-quality seeds, and watering equipment. This investment aims to address the recurring food shortages my household faces. To tackle both the food and school fees challenges, I will allocate $154 towards buying food, essential household items, and clothing for my children. A portion of this amount will also contribute to covering school fees for my grade 7 child. The remaining $385 will be dedicated to constructing a one-room house with a flat iron-sheet roof that can better withstand floodwaters compared to our current mud and pole structure. This new housing solution aims to provide safer and more stable living conditions for my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The recent floods devastated my home and spoiled our stored food, making it challenging to support my family. I was relieved when my brother Douglas came to our rescue, offering 20 kilograms of maize that sustained us for a week while I searched for other sources of support. This gesture was a significant relief for me and my children during a difficult time.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
As a widow, I face difficulties in acquiring funds to purchase food for my family of five. Our maize farm, which was our main source of income, has been destroyed by recent floods. Additionally, covering the school fees for my seventh-grade child is proving to be a challenge. The $20 I earn daily from casual work is inadequate to meet all our family's needs.