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access_time 14 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
Food availability is a problem in our household. We intend to buy maize, sugar, cooking oil and other household necessities. If we spend $100, this will provide us food for one month. Additionally we'll buy some clothes and shoes for family members. It will cost $100. My husband needs monthly medication costing $5 a month. I will buy medication enough for 3 months to reduce worries on where to get his next medication. For future security we plan to buy more livestock. One cow at a cost of $400. This can be milked, meaning we'll have milk for both domestic consumption and sell. If I can sell at least 2 litres a day, I'll get $1.50. This will then help us as a family to buy food daily. In addition, we'll add 5 more goats. It's easier raising goats here and they grow faster. This will provide us with income security in the future.
What is the happiest part of your day?
We have 20 goats and 6 cows, this provides income for our family. It brings us joy, since we sell sustainance.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Food insecurity has been the biggest burden to us. Three years ago is the last time we had good rains. The persistent drought has prevented us from planting our farms leading to lack of food. This has affected our ability to feed our family. The drought has also led to slow breeding of our livestock. Last year we lost 5 goats due to drought. This meant less stock to sell to buy food for our family. It's difficult buying food with the reducing stock. One bag of maize costs $63. This means we'll have to sell at least 2 goats for a bag. It has affected our ability to provide stable food for our children.