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Farming is an activity that was introduced to us by our parents. However, crop farming is very risky due to the drought that is often witnessed here and it has seen farmers incur losses every harvesting season, myself included. I have had the desire to venture into dairy farming in a bid to diversify and keep losses at their lowest. To start the journey, I plan to buy 2 heifers each worth KES 20000. I also plan to buy dairy feeds for KES 10000. Receiving this money would mean so much to me as it will help me achieve my long-time dream.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am always busy throughout the day doing casual jobs here in the village. The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I get to have a rest from the tough day's activities.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Being food secure has been one of the biggest nightmares I have had to endure. I have a family of 5 and feeding them through rain-fed agriculture has been difficult because of the ravaging effects of drought. In 2019, I managed to harvest a sack and a half of maize from my 2-acre piece of land. This only lasted me 4months and I was back to buying maize flour for the rest of the year.