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I think of this money, and see myself as a landlady. My goal is to buy a piece of land and build rentals. To achieve this I will begin by acquiring a few goats, if possible for the next 10 months I will be using these transfers to acquire one every month. I will raise them and swap them for cows. A piece of land may cost about 50000 KES, this translates to two cows. I want by the end of this program I have something substantial to call my own and to improve my living standards. It will make me very proud.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Every night I go to bed healthy and I wake up alive is a reason to be happy. I have four children and one husband, seeing them every day fills my heart with joy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The many times I have gone to bed without food are countless. I am a farmer and it has been a tough season without rains. I have not had any harvest for the past four years. I have to buy food and some days I can not afford to. It forces me to go to bed on an empty stomach which stresses me out since I have a young daughter who is still suckling.