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I would like to prioritize settling my two siblings elsewhere so that I can have more space here to do farming. I will therefore use half of the transfers to buy them a 0.1-acre piece of land and also to set them up a business that will keep them busy as they grow it. The other half of the cash will be an investment for me for I plan to purchase two bulls for fattening and one year later I'll be able to get a sum of $1000 from their sale. This will enable me to expand my farming activities because with that I'll be able to have more land and at least some more beef cattle.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happy because my health and that of my family is in good shape. I have seen people who are really in pain and distress because of ill health but am thankful for we have not suffered.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The challenges we are facing as a family can be traced back to the time when our parents were evicted from where they had settled by claims that the land was acquired illegally. This crippled our parents economically because we were not able to go to school anymore nor live a life that most families get to enjoy by being together and children growing up together as siblings. I then started to do casual jobs from the age of 15 and by the age of 25, I was able to buy this 0.4 acre of land from my savings. I settled with my family here but the challenge has been that I also had to accommodate my younger siblings because they were in the streets and they had nowhere to call home. I am now doing casual jobs in the village to provide for them and I wish I could find them something to do so that they can also start providing for themselves.