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Dama
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Forestry (e.g rubber tapping)
faceAge:
23
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 16 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I am a casual laborer who works at our nearby center. My longing has been to practice poultry farming (local hens) but due to financially challenged, this dream has never materialized. Attaining this money means fulfilling my desire. I am planning to spend 70,000 shillings on the start. This amount will cater for the structure, equipment required for feeding, and 1000 chicks which goes for 50 shillings. This will generate income to my family because I will be selling them after every 2 months at 700 shillings each. This is enough to cater for all our needs such as food. Approximately, my family of 6 spend 300 shillings per day. I will save the remaining amount for our future life. Other, than that, I am planning to spend the remaining amount to start a kiosk for my wife at our compound which will also be a source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Evening is my happiest part of the day. This is because, it is at this time when I have enough time to rest and be with my family after working since morning.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Lack of a good source of income is my biggest hardship. I work as a casual labourer. This job earns me 500 shillings per day but it is not guaranteed. Due to this reason, it is hard for me to sustain all my family needs such as food.