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Leah's family
Leah
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
House construction
faceAge:
57
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 2 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will increase my sources of income. I plan to purchase two dairy cows purposely for commercial milk production and sale. This will cost me approximately KES 60,000. For the rest of the amount, I will purchase a water tank to be collecting clean rainwater for domestic use. Getting clean drinking water is a challenge as the main river source is far. We are forced to use borehole water as an alternative.
What is the happiest part of your day?
All through the last six months, I'm happy that my family and I have been healthy. We have not visited a health center for any illness and this makes me happy .
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Lack of sufficient food is the main challenge. Our area is largely dry, we receive low seasonal rains hence affecting farming. We purchase nearly all foodstuff including maize flour and it is very costly and we depend on the sale of milk for income. We do not have any formal job.