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Wesley
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
38
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 12 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means better farming. I love farming especially dairy keeping. I have one cow and I would love to add three more to increase milk production. This milk will be helpful to me in feeding my family and for sale. The money I will get from milk sales I will spend on paying school fees for my children. I have children in different schools and finding school fees is a challenge. I depend on a casual job weeding people's farms where I am paid KES 300 per day but finding one is a challenge nowadays due to drought. So when I get this transfer I will spend around KES 90000 to purchase them.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Despite having one cow. This cow has been of help it recently calved and it can produce up to 5 Litre of milk per day. I am selling 4 liters at KES 30. This money helps me to pay for my children's school fees. This has brought joy and happiness into my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest challenge is financial constraints. I depend on people's farms for payment but finding one is a challenge due to persistent drought. I have school fee arrears of KES 10000 and at the moment I have no other source of income. The little money I earn from casual jobs is only sufficient to buy food for my family. It has been my ambition to do dairy keeping to generate income but I have not achieved this due to lack of money.