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Subsistence farming
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
I took a break from teaching in September 2021 to concentrate on supporting my husband in raising the family through livestock keeping. We inherited 2 dairy cattle from my parents in law, an investment that has assisted a long way in upkeeping the family of 3. It has always been my wish to venture into commercial dairy farming but finances have not allowed me to since my family depends solely on subsistence farming for provision. It is a sigh of relief now with Givedirectly's transfers as I intent to use KES 30000 to purchase 2 heifers for milk production later. I will be glad that my family will be food secure as well as have a source of income to support other family needs such as education, food and clothing.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Getting the blessings of a child is not always a guarantee. I have always been praying to God for this blessing and I am glad that this came to pass. In April 2022, I gave birth a baby girl , a situation that has been my daily inspiration and happiness.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Financial constraint is a challenge I am currently facing as my family of 3 depends on farming for support. At times I wish to cultivate an extra farm but finances have barred me hence less produce on the 1acre land I currently cultivate. I am disappointed that I have to purchase food once the we deplete to harvests despite less finances.