What Is The Poverty Effect On Participants Personal Education Journey?
peasants and pastoralists, so we are still in less than a $1 a day. I can say far below from a dollar per day. I don’t know how to say it, it is far below a dollar per day because when a farmer harvest, for example, in Mara, the majority of them cultivate maize, Millet, sorghum, beans, cassava, some of them tobacco and cotton a little bit when you go to Bunda and so forth. But when you look at all these crops, farmers predict the climatic condition of their area is a semi-desert like-So they cultivate crops that fit in the dry season. Yet even farmers engage in commercial farming, the government is not ready to prepare the market for them, where to sell their produce. They become discouraged. They don’t know where to sell, they are discouraged. For example, this year many farmers failed, and they thought agriculture would rescue their lives, but they found no market, they sold low price of oppression, this is what we call corruption. So with hope they work hard, making sacrifice eating a single meal hoping to harvest, and rescue his or her family, but the result is negative.
The situation force people to run away from our region to different regions thinking that in Mwanza for instance, he may become mpiga debe [someone looking customers for buses at the bus station], or wash cars, some of them move completely from their families to seek life. So I think people still live below of what so called a dollar a day.
Participant P#1 again explained poverty in terms of the…