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Joel's family
Joel
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
63
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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access_time 18 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I practice livestock farming and receiving this money will help me expand that.I currently have 2 cows and one goat.I now want to start serious livestock farming by buying 3 cows and 10 goats.I believe this is a good source of income because currently crop farming is not doing well in this area.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up healthy and strong enough to work.I spend the morning hours till noon in my farm where I have grown maize and beans.Afternoon is my time to relax.With my heart condition I cannot do a lot of work therefore I relax all through the afternoon after I have lunch.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have lived with a heart condition for very many years.It was discovered when I was 5 years old and now I am 62 years old.I used traditional medicine for a long time since my parents lacked money to take me for specialized treatment.This condition has prevented me from doing physical jobs whereas I am a farmer.This has limited the amount of money I get to satisfy the basic needs for my family.I have come to accept this condition.I just live with it through God's protection and I rarely visit the hospital.I only visit the local dispensary once in a while when I have a cold because the condition worsens at that time.This is the biggest hardship in my life.