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I want to be a medium-scale poultry farmer so that I supply eggs to the nearest town because there is a big demand for eggs. Receiving this money will mean starting poultry farming in this village. I plan to build a chicken house with KES 20,000 then buy 100 chicks for KES 200 each with the first transfer. The rest of the money I will spend on chicken feeds and vaccines. In about 1 year I can get an average of 80 eggs per day which will earn KES 800. I will be very happy to see that Give directly is going to boost me to achieve this desire.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In June this year, I secured a casual job after staying for close to 8 months at home without any revenue. The life we currently live with my family has greatly improved. Previously, we used to sleep on a hungry stomach most of the days or at least afford only one meal a day but nowadays, we can have an average of two meals per day. This has brought me peace and happiness in my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I am employed as a casual laborer at someone's shop where my work involves carrying heavy luggage to and from the store. The work I do is very tedious and earns me only KES 200 per day which is not enough to cater to my family's needs. At the same time, I support my grandmother who is very old and can not do anything to earn a living by buying her food and catering for her medication because she is sick. This makes me struggle a lot financially, sometimes I can not attend to emergencies that arise like hospital bills.