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Joyce
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
35
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 12 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
We have a relatively vast land for grazing. Although it is not productive there are alot of pasture, we border the maasai community who also posses large tracts of land for grazing and we coexist harmoniously in sharing the resources. It is against this backdrop that we intend to purchase more indigenous goat to take advantage of the availability of pasture.This will boost our disposable income in future especially paying for school fees. We intend to spend approximately KES 40000 in purchasing the goats. The rest of the money will go towards purchase of indigenous cows .
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am a house wife mostly doing household chores and taking care of goats and cows. My happiest part of the day is in the evening when I am taking a rest after a tedious routine works.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The challenge we have been facing upto date is the scarcity of maize for consumption. This is as a result of lethal necrosis disease that affected the crops since 2011. Production of maize therefore is a thing of the past. As a result we are left with no choice but to purchase this commodity in the nearest Sigor market. The cost of the maize can be costly ,90kg bag of maize retails at approximately KES 3000,to us it is expensive. We are forced to sell a goat to afford it and mark you we have a few of them.