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Talai's family
Talai
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Raising livestock
faceAge:
74
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 20 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
Receiving this money will bring a major paradigm shift to my life. This money could not have come at a better time than this, I intend to use the first tranche of the transfer to buy foodstuff. Food insecurity is so biting, we hardly have food to eat and mostly we survive on just a meal a day, or other times we go to bed hungry. I will use the second transfer to expand my house which is small to accommodate me and my grandchildren, this will cost approximately $200, and use the rest of the money to purchase a water tank to harvest water when it rains since I cannot travel long distances to search for water because of my health situation.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My goat recently gave birth and I was so elated. My life depends on goats, it is a source of livelihood for me. When they grow enough I sell them and use the proceeds to purchase foodstuffs. I do not have any other economic activity to engage in, recently I sold the goat and used the money to go for medication and buy shoes. whenever a goat gives birth it gives me hope for tomorrow.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have seen it all, life has been hard for me. I am old and my health is failing me. I have lower back pain that has persisted over time. I hardly bend to pick anything from the floor. This has made my life hard even doing household chores is a problem, and even fetching water is hard since the water point is far. I depend on my grandchildren to fetch my water when they are around. I had gone to seek medication at Kapkuikui health center but there was no improvement and so I went to Molok health center where I got relief though the pain has recurred. I want to go for medication again but I have no money for traveling and doctor's consultation.I pray that I will be healed one day and resume my normal life like before.