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I live just across the forest where there is enough pasture for livestock.I have always desired to expand my dairy farming by buying two more cows to add to the two that I have.The milk that I will get from the cows will be a good source of income.The remaining part of the transfers will help me plant animal feeds which will help me feed the cows during the dry season.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am a dairy farmer as well as subsistence farmer.After having breakfast I milk the cows then go and graze them till lunch hour.In the afternoon I go to my farm where I do a little bit of farming.I have grown maize and beans in my farm.I summarize the day's activities by milking the cows in the evening.I enjoy the morning hours while looking after the cattle since I get income from them.Dairy farming is my passion.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My wife has been sick for close to one year now.It all began as tonsillitis but it has affected the whole throat.Doctors say there is a growth in her throat.This has affected her ability to eat and speak.She just takes fluids and speaks with a whispering voice.This has really stressed me.She is currently in hospital waiting for the results of the tests she has undergone to determine the disease.My biggest worry is that it emerges to be one of the cancer diseases.I have spent a lot to cater for her medical bills including a loan I had borrrowed from one of the banks.I have sold four cows. I also have a plan of seeking financial support from family and friends.I have been forced to request my mother to come help me take care of the children since my wife is unable to do most of her duties here at home.This is the biggest hardship that I am facing in my life.