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For the longest time, I have hoped that I would get an opportunity to rebuild my kitchen and to buy a dairy cow but due to financial constraints, this has not been realized. Receiving this money therefore means I will be able to accomplish these two major goals. I will use approximately 25000 shillings to build a better kitchen for my wife and then buy a dairy cow costing approximately 35,000 shillings. The other amounts will be used to pay for my childrens school fees given that they are in their final year in their primary education.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I am with my friends. We get to talk about current events. It gives me joy when we discuss current events as we try and predict what is likely to happen in our country.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest worry at the moment is lack of finances. The fact that crops have been failing for the past 6 years as a result of fall armyworm in our area has made it even more difficult to provide food for our families. I am forced to buy maize from other areas so that my family can eat. 2 kilograms of maize has constantly been rising as a result of high demand and currently, we are buying them at 90 shillings. To get this amount, I have to work extra hard in looking for casual labor such as taking other peoples cows to nearby markets for sale