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I got a road accident seven years ago and lost all my teeth. I can not eat hard food substances like meet. I do not feel comfortable the way I am. I consulted a doctor and told me that I can get plastic teeth that will help me feed hard food at a cost of $500. I could not afford that cost because I did not have money. I will use $500 to go get the plastic teeth and regain my shape. I will also use $300 to buy three goats as an investment. I have a kiosk business now which runs with a capital of $100. I want to use $200 to add stock to the business. I earn a profit of $2 per day and after adding stock, I will get a profit of approximately $5 per day. Thank you for the Give directly program.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In my village, there are so many widows and me who pass through depressions. I am a Christian by religion and a strong believer of having hope for life every day. Despite the food challenges that I have, I always feel happy about the gift of life. I do not take it for granted being alive .
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I am a widow living with my two children. My husband died two years ago and I now have the burden of taking care of the family alone. I rely on subsistence farming only and as for now farming is not doing well due to the lack of rain. This has resulted to famine in my family. So lack of food is the challenge I am facing.