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Housing has been a problem for me. I have a family of twelve members and all live in a two room house which is not spacious at all. The house also serves as a kitchen for the family. The husband and I do casual jobs earning approximately $80 per month which caters for food and school fees for the children. I lack the capacity to build a spacious house for the family. I will use $600 to build a two room house for the children. This will bring privacy and uphold my dignity in the community. I will also use $400 to but uniform and pay school fees for my daughter who is yet to join form one. He did not join this year due to lack of school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My son who did his KCSE in 2021 joined the nearby quarry site at the coastal area to do casual job. In August this year he had an accident where the sow machine used to shape the block accidentally cut his collar bone. It was not easy but he survived and he is now alive and healthy. His health brought happiness in my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Reliable source of income is the challenge I am currently facing in life. My husband and I do casual jobs earning very little income which can not meet the family needs. This has caused my son to stay out for long without joining college. He did his KCSE in 2021 and since then he has not joined college.