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Adi Kanchora Jirma

Adi Kanchora Jirma

Adi Kanchora Jirma is a female aged 66 years old from Sagante village of Saku Sub County. She lives with her daughter and a grandchild and does farming as a source of livelihood on one-acre piece of land. This season she has managed to plant some maize and beans hoping to make some harvest if the rains sustains for a month or more.
Adi has a hearing problem (hard of hearing) and requires one to talk to her by raising his/her voice for her to be able to follow the conversation. She is the breadwinner for her household and relies on her small farm for survival. She says that due to the bad climate conditions, she was not able to benefits from her farm for the last three. She said, “I thank God! that I am today able to plant, weed and hope to harvest from my farm, due to favourable climatic condition.

Adi reported that she used the cash she received through the project to buy food stuffs and pay for her medical expenses. She also bought seeds for planting, which are maize and beans seeds which she has planted and is the process of weeding. Adi also said that from the sale of apportion of her farm products she will buy some basic essential education requirements such as pens and books for her grandchild. Adi really appreciates the support received through HelpAge/PISP partnership for it enabled them to overcome food deficiency challenges during the difficult drought period. She still urges that the donors to keep on supporting them until such a time that they will be able to stand on their own.

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