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Being a stay home mum, it has always been my wish to acquire a tailoring skill so that I can help my husband who is a motorcycle rider in meeting the household needs. Currently, we struggle a lot given that his parents still depend on him for food and other basic needs. Therefore, once I receive my transfers, I will enroll for the course at the nearby training college. Again I will ensure that I purchase a sewing machine to assist me in actualizing my dream. This way, I will earn an income that can enable me to support my husband in raising and educating our children. And that is what receiving this money means to me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Morning is the happiest part of my day because it is at this moment when I feel energized and full of life. Again, I enjoy doing morning chores, an activity that keeps my mind engaged.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Dropping out of school due to lack of financial support is an unimaginable thing to any child who values education. This is what happened to me four years ago when I was in class seven. My parents could not meet my educational needs together with that of my siblings. We all ended up quitting school, a situation that crushed our dreams of attaining the highest level of education and subsequently bettering our lives and that of our children. But look at me now, a mother of two at the age of nineteen, married to a motorbike rider. I am glad things are going to be better once I receive my transfers, I will ensure my children never lack school fee by investing in livestock rearing. With my tailoring business up and running, life is going to be better.