Budha Ali Umuro

Budha Ali Umuro

Budha Ali Umuro is a 64 years old lady from Maikona village of North Horr Sub County. She is a widow and lives with her daughter and is the sole bread earner for the family. She says that she used to own livestock but due to the just ended drought she has none now. She has turned to dry lands farming as an alternative source of livelihood for her family. She currently grows water melon which is her source of living.

Budha, reported that she used cash she received from HelpAge/PISP supported project to purchase seeds for gardening. She decided to plant watermelon so that she could sell in the local market of Maikona to get some cash. Budha says that the little she gets from the sale of the produce; she uses for the upkeep of family. ” You understand, there is a lot of needs as long as human being exist, we thank God even if we are not able to get all what we need, we appreciate if we get the basic essential things that is needed in life” she said. She really appreciated the support received through HelpAge/PISP partnership and promised to always pray to the Almighty for their existence. She especially appreciated the cash transfer approach and said, “it gives me the freedom of choice of what to buy and security of access”.

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