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Receiving this money mean alot to me. I am a subsistence farming who do maize farming as a source of income. Sometimes, God blessed me with good harvest but I have been lucking where to storage house. Currently I am storing in the house but it gets destroyed because of luck of enough air circulation that makes them dry well. God willing I received this transfers I will use 20,000 KES to complete the maize storage house I have started building. The rest of the transfer I will used in purchasing family basic needs and a dairy cow worth 20,000 KES.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening when I am resting after a tiresome activities. Everyday I travel around 2 kilometres to the near by river to fetching water for both domestic and animal use. Carrying a 20 litres jerry can is not a easy task once get very exhausted.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Familial constraints sonce I am alone every depwnds on me. I do causaal jobs. Geting this work is difficult because of prolong drough in our area
The biggest hardship I have faced is financial constraints. I depend mainly on subsistence farming as a source of income. Due to prolong drought I have not been getting good harvest like before. I opted to enhance this with doing casual jobs so as to meet my family basic needs. Since everyone in my area experience this bad weather condition getting casual jobs is being difficult.