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What does receiving this money mean to you?
I have 5 children, all are still at primary level. Their school expenses have been a burden to me and this has outwitted my struggle to fully keep them in school. My greatest desire has been to invest more in my children's education to ensure they have a good time in school. This will boost their chance of having decent jobs in the future and hence, a better life. On the other hand, I will also venture into livestock keeping especially goats to have a long-term project that I can depend on. Thus, this is generally what receiving this money means to me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In April, my husband bought us new clothes to replace our rugged ones. Considering this surprise, I feel it to be a big boost to my children too because it has restored our happiness. Seeing my children in new uniforms keeps a smile on my face and this is what has brought joy to my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Being a housewife is a challenge of its own because it means waiting for my husband to bring food to the table. Since he works as a casual laborer, his support for us is unreliable, and sometimes getting our very basic needs becomes a problem. In most cases, my children are sent home due to lack of school fees while at home, we survive on one meal a day. This has robbed away my joy and I, therefore, consider financial instability as my greatest challenge.