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access_time 9 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
To save my crops from dying, I intend to use KES 35,000 on buying a gasoline generator for pumping water from the river to irrigate my farm. This will increase productivity and yield compared to current practice. KES 20,000 shall go into buying essential lost/destroyed household items by the effects of floods. For the fear of floods recurring again, i am planning to use KES 55,000 to acquire land elsewhere that is safe from floods. This will prevent my future agony and losses as a result of floods.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Living in a good house has been my dream all through. In January, after getting a good crop harvest (Maize) that fetched me KES 73,000, I used the amount to construct a single-roomed house made of iron sheets. This brought me comfort and happiness as i am able to sleep in a good room that withstands heavy rains compared to my first grass-thatched house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have a 1 acre maize farm i planted during the rain reason that is currently about to dry and crops dying due to lack of water. I have a challenge acquiring PDE pipes and a generator for pumping water from the river to the farm. The disastrous effects of floods on houses and farms has brought a lot of fear to us, i feel not safe living here in fear of floods recurring again soon. Getting money to buy an alternative land is my biggest challenge. Loss of household items (Utensils, chairs, beddings) to floods has affected my life negatively.