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Farming is my passion and so I desire to venture into full-time agribusiness. When I completed my secondary education three years ago, I was not able to further my studies due to a lack of finances. With the half-acre piece of land, I inherited from my father, I do tomatoes farming which earns a profit after three months. This income is not sustainable and to be able to have a constant stream of money I plan on using the transfers to start up sheep and poultry farming. I will be able to have multiple sources of income hence an increase in profits. I can then provide all the basic needs such as food and clothing for my family of two comfortably. I am so delighted because the transfers will come in the time that I needed it most and our lives will never be the same.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I got married to my lovely wife a year ago and my life has changed for the better. She has brought me happiness and two weeks ago we were blessed with a bouncing baby girl. Seeing her grow healthy is always my prayer. I am so thankful to God as I am a first-time father which has given me status among my peers.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Food insecurity is the biggest challenge in this area. It has been three years since we got a good harvest from our farms due to a lack of rainfall. Being a farmer, I shifted from cultivating land to rearing goats to earn a living but it is not productive as they also lack enough feeds. This has forced me to supplement my income with casual jobs to provide for my family.