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Subsistence farming
Kenya Standard Remote
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will uplift my source of livelihood alot. At my old age I cannot engage myself in meaningful economic activities and as such it is a real struggle catering for myself. Good things happens sometimes and I feel this is the such time for me to have been a beneficiary of this transfers. I normally depend on the government cash transfers for the elderly but they are hardly sufficient. I plan to use the money to buy food stuff for consumption. I will use approximately KES 20000 and use the rest of the money to buy a dairy cow.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Sometimes in August my children and grandchildren visited me and they bought me several gifts among them were food , clothings and blankets. It was a very nice ceremony to celebrate my life . I was so elated that I had been remembered by my children and grandchildren. Even the neighbours came and we really enjoyed. We ate ,sang and rejoiced.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I am weak and indisposed. My legs are so feeble I guess because of the old age. I also struggle to hear alot , I have some difficulty of hearing. It started about five years ago. To date I still have the same problem, I have gone to several hospital but my health has not improved. This has affected my way of life alot.