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access_time 12 days ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When I get this money I will buy a dairy cow. At the moment I have 2 bulls and mostly I rely on milk vendors selling 1 litre at KES 40. But due to insufficient money it's also a challenge to buy milk daily. We normally depend on casual jobs to get money for our needs and the little money we get sometimes is not sufficient to sustain all our needs. We also have food shortage due to persistent drought and diseases that has affected maize. We used to grow maize for both commercial and household use but since the arrival of the diseases we stopped growing them. So getting this money will go a long way in buying a cow and other foods. I will buy goats too. They will be source of income in future when we sell them. A goat is sold in the market at KES 6000 and i need two of them. My children also need clothes. It has been a while since I bought them new clothes. Most of their clothes have become old and torn
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning. This is the time when we have not had any disagreement. Disagreement mostly come during the day when I call my husband for money and does not have.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we have faced is the arrival of maize disease. Maize was our cash crop, but now we are forced to buy even for household use and with insufficient money we get from casual jobs make the situation worse. Sometimes we are forced to go to bed hungry.