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Kobilo's family
access_time 11 days ago
Kobilo enrolled.
"The biggest challenge as a family is lack of consistent source of income. We depend mainly on our small piece of land which dried up because of the drought. Due to the inability to raise money, we face food shortage. We're a family of 6, and feeding us all is quite difficult. This has affected the health and nutrition of my grandchildren. I live with my grandchildren, since my daughter returned home. It's difficult raising a family without a job or a source of livelihood."
Kiptai's family
access_time 11 days ago
Kiptai enrolled.
"What has been challenging for us is lack of food. The last rains we experienced was three years ago. Since we depend on livestock it's difficult hearding them during the drought season. Their numbers have reduced, this stresses me. I am always worried about my next meal. If the rains don't come back it could get very difficult for us. We Buying food expensive unlike in the past when we could plant our own farms."
Joseph's family
access_time 13 days ago
Joseph enrolled.
"We are faced with a multitude of challenges. We have had a prolonged period of drought that has led to severe water shortage and pasture scarcity, so bad is the situation that wells and river source have dried up. As a result,our livestock have suffered because of lack of water coupled with the depleted pasture. We are forced to buy water at a high price price from vendors, it can get as high as $2 per 20 liter of water.If the situation does not change we foresee a situation where goats will be wiped by the vagaries of drought. The cost of pastures is too high and unaffordable and therefore we are just left to the mercy of fate because we have no means to salvage the situation."
Daniel's family
access_time 13 days ago
Daniel enrolled.
"Life is hard for us, especially with food insecurity. The cost of living has gone up and this has made the situation horrible to put food on the table. It is so unbearable, our children have borne the greatest brunt of it. Sometimes we are forced to go to bed on an empty stomach. It worries us a lot as parents when young children cry for food yet we are unable to provide any. We have had a delayed rainy season that has further worsened the situation and led to the depletion of pastures for our livestock. Some of them have died as a result of it and made us incur losses. Every day is a struggle for us, it is hope against hope as the situation never seems to get any better."
Edward's family
access_time 14 days ago
Edward enrolled.
"Climate change has impacted negatively my source of income which is livestock keeping. For the past three years , I have lost ten cows to drought. The lack of rainfall resulted in a decrease in pasture and water for livestock hence a decrease in production and also death. I struggle to raise money to purchase feeds for them and I consider this the biggest challenge."
Salinah's family
access_time 14 days ago
Salinah enrolled.
"At the moment I'm alone in the family since my husband is deceased and I have to cater for my children alone. I have to pay for my children school fees and also provide all basic needs. It is difficult since I depend on casual works which is not enough for all the needs in my family. In addition to this, I was diagnosed with diabetics which has made it difficult for me to be productive and this has seen my children getting chased from school since I cannot afford their tuition fees. I fell sad most of the time because of the predicaments I face in my life."
Jane's family
access_time 14 days ago
Jane enrolled.
"The moment challenge that I'm faced with at the moment is drought and inflation in our nation. For the past two years, we have not been able to plant anything because of prolonged drought which has led to a lack of food. Inflation has also become high which has made buying food very expensive for me and my family. We have been forced to go without food occasionally in the past. Life is very difficult for us."
Talai's family
access_time 14 days ago
Talai enrolled.
"The challenge I'm faced with at the moment is the lack of food. It has been 3 years since we grew anything on our farms due to extended droughts. I'm also old and partially blind which makes it difficult for me to cater for myself and there I'm forced to depend on my children for food and my upkeep. I feel sad that sometimes I have to go hungry because of a lack of food."
Targok's family
access_time 14 days ago
Targok enrolled.
"Food insecurity has been the biggest burden to us. Three years ago is the last time we had good rains. The persistent drought has prevented us from planting our farms leading to lack of food. This has affected our ability to feed our family. The drought has also led to slow breeding of our livestock. Last year we lost 5 goats due to drought. This meant less stock to sell to buy food for our family. It's difficult buying food with the reducing stock. One bag of maize costs $63. This means we'll have to sell at least 2 goats for a bag. It has affected our ability to provide stable food for our children."
Rhoda's family
access_time 14 days ago
Rhoda enrolled.
"Due to the long drought season. We've not received good rains for the last 3 years. Growing our farms during this period has produced zero or little harvest. This has really affected our access to food. Feeding our family is hard. Maize is the stable food, and bag now cost $60. This has drained our livestock and other sources of income. Like the goat selling business my husband runs. Since we're forced to buy food expensively. This has been the biggest difficulty."