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I will have aid in plowing my farm. I wish to have three cows to help with my farm work. I have a two-acre farm where I plant maize, vegetables, and beans. It is efficient to plow with cows and easy. Since I can not buy a cow, I will have to begin with a goat each month. For the next ten months, I will buy ten goats (30000 KES) and later exchange them for two cows. Later I will invest in myself and enroll in a driving school to get some skills. I would want to be a public service driver, this job will help increase my earnings.
What is the happiest part of your day?
A month ago one of our neighbors had a wedding and invited us to celebrate with them. It has been a while since we had such celebrations and had a chance to slaughter a cow. It was nice to be in the company of friends and relatives.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I am a freelance motorcycle driver, on a good day I make a profit of 500 KES, and on other days I come back home penniless, the latter is more. This makes it hard for me to provide for my family. I have four children and a wife, and all of them depend on me. The cost of food has gone high. A bag of flour is sold at 145 KES and in a day as a family, we consume three bags, this is draining me financially and some days I can only afford one bag which means going without one meal a day.