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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a very good start in my marriage life. I got married a few months ago, we do not have a stable income-generating activity so far. We purchase foodstuff including milk and maize flour which is very costly considering I am the sole provider. I make KES 200 a day which is not enough for us. With this money, I plan to purchase a dairy cow worth KES 30,000. For the rest of the amount, I plan to construct a better kitchen like the one we have is just a makeshift that leaks during heavy rainfall. This also means a bigger space since my family is growing and one house will not be enough for us.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I got a short construction contract two months ago which I have been doing. It is usually the best time of my life when im working. I'm not only passionate about construction work but it also gives me income. The money I got has been keeping us through. I'm looking forward to finding another job.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I got married this year February. There was not a better time to start a family but it also comes with its financial challenges. My wife is expectant meaning she can not do most of the work. I'm the sole provider at the moment which is straining. We are also preparing to receive our firstborn. Being a casual, construction worker, this work is not sustainable, it gets over after some time and we are forced to wait for another contract.