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Joseph
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
66
workCampaign
Kenya Large Transfer
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access_time 16 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
The money is timely, we have a food problem. The drought has made it difficult. We plan to buy 4 bags of maize costing $200. This can sustain us for almost a year. It will mean we don't have to worry about our next meal for some time. My house is incomplete, I lacked some money. It's a 2-roomed house, one room is complete. I plan to use $200. Will also cement the floor for easy cleaning. This will give us enough space to rest and sleep. Goats do well and breed faster. They fetch good prices in December. We plan to buy 4 more and it will cost approximately $300. The goats will help us in the future, we can sell and also get more milk for domestic use. Our compound is not secure. We need to plant it when it's secure from livestock attacks. Fencing it well will cost $200. A secure compound means we can plant millet, ground nuts, and fruits such as mangoes. They can be sold for a profit when mature.
What is the happiest part of your day?
It's good having goats. We have 4 that we herd and milk them. The little milk we get is used to make tea for breakfast. This makes us happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
We've aged and doing many things is a big challenge for us. We planted our farm for the last 2 years and harvested nothing. This has affected our food security. It means we must buy everything we eat. This is difficult for us and we cannot do hard tasks that pay well. The economy has been deteriorating and things are expensive. This has further stressed our ability to get food. We only depend on casual jobs which are hard to come by. They also are low paying, $2 per day. Since it's difficult getting these jobs, we must always budget the $2 to sustain us for at least 3 days.