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Eunice
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
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faceAge:
54
workCampaign
Kenya Large Transfer
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What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
When I receive my transfers, I am eager to invest in fencing my 1/8 acre plot for kitchen gardening. Since I already rear goats, obtaining manure will not be an issue, as I plan to utilize their droppings for fertilizer. I will spend $130 for this purpose, alongside $300 for a water tank to store irrigation water. Additionally, I intend to spend $400 on expanding my poultry house, as I am keen on scaling up poultry farming. It is gratifying to contribute to our household income, supporting my husband, who serves as an administrative police officer. This investment aligns with our goal of securing our financial future through diversified farming activities as well as improving the food security for the family of seven.
What is the happiest part of your day?
It is fulfilling being a farmer, especially when I cultivated animal feeds on my 3-acre plot to not only sell the seeds but also provide for my family of seven. Four months back, I had a good harvest, yielding 50 bales of hay and 20 bags of seeds. Selling 16 bags brought in $640, a significant contribution to our finances. Additionally, storing the bales as feed for our two cows ensured their nourishment. This cycle of harvesting and selling not only generates income but also secures seeds for the next season, making it a reliable source of support for my family's financial and food security needs. I was excited about the financial breakthrough that this venture brought to my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Running our poultry and goat-rearing business here in Marigat has been quite the challenge. Despite the climate being perfect for our animals, expanding the venture has been hindered by financial limitations. With my husband's administrative police job and a family of seven relying on this income, the pressure is immense. Dealing with disease outbreaks is especially disheartening, often leading to premature sales and financial losses due to the inability to afford treatment.