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Nancy's family
Nancy
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
64
workCampaign
Kenya Large Transfer
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access_time 17 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
The transfer has come at the right time. I plan to support my daughter's education. She needs $450 to clear her fees. It will make me happy to see her graduate. She will then be able to get a job and improve our livelihood as a family. Nurses easily get employed. To improve our income base. We plan to add more goats. They do well here and are easy to maintain. They also breed faster. I will add five more, which will cost about $300. In the future, we won't have to worry so much about getting money. We'll just sell them. Additionally, our compound is not secure. We need to fence it well so that we can even plant some vegetables or millet. Plan to use $200. It will make it secure to plant and have our food source. This means will not be forced to always buy everything to eat.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happy when we have a meal on the table. We depend mainly on casual jobs such as planting, weeding, or harvesting. One gets paid $2.5 per day. It makes me happy when I secure one because it means we're able to eat as a family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
It's very difficult living in this village now. When my children were younger I had over 50 goats. This helped us raise some income to support them by selling. Now we only have 5, and educating and feeding our family has made us sell the most. Our last-born daughter is now studying at a medical school to become a nurse. The few goats we have means it's hard raising an income. This has made our lives difficult as a family.