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I have a 6-acre piece of land and I do agricultural activities on two acres using the traditional method of farming. I harvest around 10 bags of maize each 90kg. The food normally lasts for one year and feeds my family of three members. Despite the weather challenges, I still have the zeal to venture into agriculture. Upon receiving my money, I will buy two oxen and a yoke for $ 480. This will boost my farming activities during rainy seasons. I will be able to cultivate all 6 acres and harvest around 60 bags of maize. I will sell 50 bags at the market and make a profit of around $3000. This money will help me buy more land for agriculture and other uses. I am grateful for the Give directly program.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My firstborn son who lives and works at Malindi visited me two weeks ago. He rarely comes home. He brought food shopping and clothes. I was wearing rags but I am happy that he brought me three pairs of trousers and shirts. He also brought 2 bales of maize flour and cooking oil. Since last week, the family takes three meals per day unlike before. I am a happy person now and happy for the son .
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I do crop farming together with my wife. My last born son works as a teacher though he gets salary from parents not yet employed by the government. The village has faced drought for the past three years now. This has affected my work and caused famine. I only take one meal per day due to lack of food. This is the challenge I am currently facing.