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My house is so small that I can barely breath once I am inside. It is the same single room that serves as a bedroom, kitchen and living room. I even wish that no one visits me because I have no space to accommodate them. My bed also equates the size of my house and I cannot even turn lest I find myself on the floor. I am not comfortable with such life and I have the desire to construct a bigger house and purchase better beddings. I will also purchase goats that will help me generate income since subsistence farming is not reliable and I do not earn enough from my casual jobs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The evening is the happiest part of my day after a long day in the farm. This is the time I get to regain my energy which is mostly drained by my casual jobs.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Financial instability has been part and parcel of me for a very long time. This started way back after I lost my husband and I was left with the responsibility of raising three children. The family was not supportive and I couldn't bear their maltreatment thus I had to flee my matrimonial home. Besides subsistence farming, I burn charcoal to make end meet. This is not sufficient to support me and it very difficult to meet all the basic needs.