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Philip
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
House construction
faceAge:
48
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
When I receive this money,my first priority is buying a dairy cow.I currently have one heifer and my aim is expanding my dairy farm bit by bit.My desire is to sell 10 litres of milk by mid next year.I want to buy an improved breed so that I can ensure high milk yield.Such a cow will cost me approximately Ksh 30,000(300 USD).The money I will save from the sale of milk will help me pay school fees for my two children.I also have a plan of farming tomatoes.This is a rare kind of farming in this area .I want to try it out since tomatoes are on high demand and again tomatoes take a short time to ripen.I will start with 0.2 acres of land for a start before expanding.This will depend on the outcome.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I construct houses and sometimes I am forced to work the whole day.I feed the cows before leaving for work at 9 am.I come back home at 6pm feeling very exhausted.I enjoy the evening hours after job since I feel at ease relaxing after taking a shower and freshening up.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I separated with my wife 7 years ago.We had frequent misunderstandings due to lack of money.We always quarrelled in the evening after I arrived from my house construction job because what I brought home was not enough.She left with two kids and I remained with the other two and it has been a struggle playing both parental roles.Sometimes I am forced to forego my work so that I can deal with my children's issues for example school issues and medication.I cannot work far away from home since I have to be close to my children.This is the biggest hardship that I have been facing since the time my wife left.