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access_time 19 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
The transfer will help a lot. I have a grandson who will be joining secondary school in February this year. Planning to spend $100 on his education. Since I have few livestock, I intend to buy two cows for $400. Will also add another 10 goats for $350. When I have enough livestock it means I can have enough milk. I can also sell the livestock to sustain myself. Due to the drought, I will have to buy cereals. Intend to buy 2 bags of maize for $120. In addition, will buy other household essentials costing $100 such as sugar, cooking oil and beans. This means I won't have to worry about food for over 6 months.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happy when I can feed my livestock and don't loose the stock I have. My cows provide me with milk. It brings me joy having milk to make tea and also to share some with my neighbors.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The last time that we had good rains was 2 years ago. There has been prolonged drought in this village. It's been very difficult getting pasture for our livestock. I have 5 cows and 10 goats. To feed my livestock, there are specific kind of trees we cut for them. These trees are scarce and no one will allow you to cut from his/her land. Last year I lost 2 cows. I am worried about the remaining livestock. This has affected my life, since their value is low when underfed. I cannot sell them at a good price. The livestock also lack good drinking water.