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Subsistence farming
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access_time 4 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
My desire has always been to live in a comfortable house. I am a widow, my husband passed ten years ago. The house I inherited is now falling apart. The roof licks every time it rains and it gets chilly at night. I have no bed to sleep on, I have to sleep on the floor. I plan to get new iron sheets for my house, buy a bed and a mattress. A solar light will also come in handy especially at night when I have to go to the bushes to ease myself and I have to walk in the dark.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In December it rained, you should have seen the joy I had when I saw the first drops of rain. It had not rained the whole year and this affected our lives and productivity as farmers. I am happy I was able to plant a few cassavas and now I know we have some food to eat when there is nothing else to feed on.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
It has been a challenge getting food to eat. I am a farmer, the past year has been hard due to no rainfall. We were lucky that it rained for a few weeks in December and were able to plant some cassava. I live from hand to month and most days I rely on one meal a day. I live with my son who burns charcoal for a living. His income is not consistent and the little he gets he has to share with his family and me.