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When I receive these transfers, I intend to pay school fees for my children in grade 10 and college. Since my family of 7 often depend on raising livestock for a living, It is a sigh of relief now that the transfers will assist a long way in paying for the school fees and food for the household hence we do not have to further sell the goats to bridge the gap. Consequently, the goats will be a saving plan for my family in future.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Coming from one of the pastoralist communities, owning livestock is a sign of wealth. I am glad to have raised goats that have bred to 100 in number to date. With my family of 7, we do not worry about hunger or emergencies for we can sell to cater for these needs. Furthermore, I am always happy when all the goats come home at the end of the day from the grazing fields.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Education is the key to life and every parent wishes the best for his/her children. Amidst many life challenges, raising school fees for my 3 children in grade 10 is a nightmare. My family of 7 depends on raising goats for a living. However, the flock is now reduced because I have been selling them to clear part of their school fees. I am uncertain whether I will be able to meet their education needs because the financial future is unpromised.