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Chesire's family
Chesire
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
faceAge:
50
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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Preparing Payments
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Enrolled
access_time 19 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
The transfer will help me buy 1 bag of maize at $60. It will sustain us for about 2 months. In addition, to ensure food sustainability. I will plant maize on my 1 acre piece of land. This will require $150 to prepare land until harvesting. It will provide me with 10 bags of maize. This means I will have enough food for a year. I also plan to buy 5 goats, to add my stock. It will cost $200. I can sell the goats during dry seasons to support us. Bee keeping does well here, I plan to buy 5 beehives. It will cost me $150. Honey can be harvested two times a year. This will give us additional income. We'll then save the other money, this will act as emergency funds. Such as to buy food.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I have 6 goats. It makes me happy seeing them grow. When I bring them home in the evening. It brings joy to me.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I now live with my wife. We're very old and cannot sustain ourselves well. I work as watchman at the local primary school. Paid $40 quarterly and sometimes may not get pay. This affects our life since I cannot buy food. My wife cannot work at all. During such difficult times, we depend on our youngest son for sustainance.