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Alvine's family
access_time 1 day ago
Alvine enrolled.
"Food insecurity is what is making our lives difficult. We were displaced by bandits from Tiati and it scattered our lives and disoriented us, we are still reeling from its effects to date. We came to this village as internally displaced persons and we were given this place to stay by a good Samaritan who understood our plight and offered us a place to live albeit shortly as we look for an alternative. Life has been so miserable for us, all the livestock we had were stolen and we have since been plunged into poverty, especially food poverty. So bad is the situation that it's hard to afford even just a meal ,since yesterday we have never eaten anything safe for the porridge that we gave the young children, Mark you we have 5 children. The eldest ones were not able to go to school today because they are hungry and feeble. The world will forever seem infinitely more sinister and unforgiving for us. Nothing seems to work out and we have lost hope of ever living the good life we desire."
Peris's family
access_time 1 day ago
Peris enrolled.
"Food is very expensive due to the high cost of living. The drought has persisted for the last three years. This led to no harvest during that period leading to a food shortage. To get food we depend on casual jobs. They are rare to get and the pay is low. $1 a day. This cannot support a family of 9. It's very hard putting food on the table."
Mackdonald's family
access_time 1 day ago
Mackdonald enrolled.
"I dropped out of school for lack of school fees. Since then, I am not able to secure formal employment because I did not complete my studies. I resorted to the brokerage of livestock as a way of earning income. My job is unreliable and seasonal, as result, I hardly save any amount for other things like investments. Financial constraints are the biggest challenge currently."
Rotich's family
access_time 1 day ago
Rotich enrolled.
"I have been sickly for the past five years and my wife passed on a while ago. It has been a challenge since I do not have money to pay for my insurance cover and this has forced me to withstand the pain. I have told all the livestock I had to get medication bit still no improvement. Most of the time my neighbors contribute for my upkeep."
Joyce's family
access_time 1 day ago
Joyce enrolled.
"Food access has been quite a challenge. The drought has been too much. Last year we planted our farm but due to the inadequate rains, we harvested nothing. This led to the food shortage we're currently experiencing. It has made our lives very difficult. To get food we must find casual jobs which are hard to come by. One is paid $2 per day. The amount is too little, especially with the high cost of living. It's hard providing for our family now."
Jumwa's family
access_time 2 days ago
Jumwa received a $26 fourteenth payment.
"My biggest accomplishment by the end of this year and beyond is to increase the herd of livestock that I have currently. I am optimistic that by the end of the year the goats that I would have bought would multiply, thereby increasing my initial investment. The ultimate goal is to sell some of the goats and use the money to buy a dairy cow. Thereafter, I'll be able to sell milk after purchasing the dairy cows, which will be one way of generating income that will help me take care of my needs."
Targok's family
access_time 3 days ago
Targok enrolled.
"Food insecurity is a challenge considering I live in a semi-arid area and the rains have been inconsistent for the past three years. I rely on my children to buy food for us and sometimes we are forced to sleep hungry for lack of it. With old age, proper nutrition is our desire but since we cannot afford it our health has worsened. If we had enough harvest from our farms it could save us the agony of hunger."
Chelagat's family
access_time 3 days ago
Chelagat enrolled.
"The challenge I'm faced with at the moment is the lack of food. We've not had rain for the past 2 years which has led to prolonged drought. Because of this, I have lost 30 cows which were my only source of income. The loss of my cows has made life very difficult for me and my family since we cannot afford food and we are forced to take one or two meals each day."
Damaris's family
access_time 3 days ago
Damaris enrolled.
"Nowadays, food shortage is challenging. For the past three years, the rains have been minimal hence we never harvested from our farms. Currently, the cost of living is high and yet we purchase all foodstuff for my family of three. Considering that my husband who does casual jobs is the sole provider, it is difficult to afford three meals a day from the $2 he earns thrice a week. Most of the days we lack enough and proper nutrition even for our six-month-old child."
Regina's family
access_time 3 days ago
Regina enrolled.
"My mother has been sickly for the past twenty years and since she is bed ridden, I am the breadwinner of my family. I do casual jobs to earn a living and the $2 I earn a day is not enough to purchase food at the same time her drugs. Some days, she stays without the prescribed medication which worsens her situation. This stresses me and I feel bad when I cannot provide for her."