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Receiving this money means achieving my ambition of being a fruit farmer. I have set aside two acres of land that I need to do mango and pawpaw farming on a large scale. Due to financial challenges, I have not fenced the farm making it easier to be encroached on by livestock. I will use the transfers to purchase chain links for permanent fencing and seedlings. At the same time, do piping for laying drop irrigation to ensure continued support of water. I am hopeful that this will earn me a good fortune in the next three years since it has minimum maintenance costs therefore maximizing on profits.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I harvested five bags of maize a month ago, from which I sold two bags and the remaining three is left for my family. I am happy because in three years, this was the first harvest and the money I got enabled me to clear a debt at a bank. I am also glad because my family will have enough food for the next six months hence reducing the burden of purchasing food.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Financial constraints is the biggest challenge. My husband is the sole breadwinner in our family and is employed on a casual basis at a farm. The money he gets is only enough to cater to food and education for our two children. We do not have any money left for us to invest in other things like farming hence we rely majorly on loans which has left us indebted.