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Raising livestock
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access_time 20 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
If I receive the transfer, I plan to pay school fees for my 3 children. I expect to use $500 to settle their school fees. In this village we have water problem. To ensure I have enough water for my family, I plan to buy a water tank. It will cost me $300. This means I will have safe drinking water for my family. For security, I plan to buy 5 goats. I will rear the goats and sell them when there's need. Since we also lack enough food, I will spend $60 to buy a bag of maize. We'll then have enough food for 2 months.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiness depends on my children's education. I now have a daughter doing nursing course in second year. This brings joy to our family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Currently I have 2 children in secondary school, 1 in college and another about to join a tertiary institute. I also have another child who's proceeding to standard 8. Next year she will be joining secondary school. The greatest challenge we are facing now is raising school fees for our children. We have sold livestock to educate them. I only have 8 sheep now. This has really affected our life. It's sad seeing our children being send home due to lack of school fees.