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Life in Nakuru

Most people in Nakuru live on farms of one or two acres. The farms consist of:

a house
a fenced area around the house, known as the compound (about 1/16th of an acre)

The compound contains the toilet and a pen for some animals - usually one or two cows, up to five goats and some chickens. The farmland is used to grow beans, maize and vegetables like cabbages (when there is enough rain). Most people are subsistence farmers - they grow enough food for themselves - although sometimes they might manage to sell extra produce in Nakuru Town.

Everybody wants their children to go to school. Tuition is free, but it is important to make enough money to buy books, uniforms and materials.

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