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The major problem I have is lack of water for home consumption. Currently we get clean water from the county government at a cost of Ksh 3 per 20 litres and yet we go for about 2 kilometres to reach there which is time consuming and tiresome. 300 metres from my house, there is county council water line and I am planning to buy pipes which will cost me around Ksh 40,000 to complete the whole process of pipping to reach my homestead. Therefore, receiving this money mean I will be able to get clean water at my house without going for a long distance.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My normal day start by spending 2 hours of my morning milking and feeding my 4 cows. Since I own a small shop in my village, I open it around 10 am because it is the time I start receiving customers. I operate the shop until around 8.30pm. After closing my shop is the time I rest while taking supper with my family as we chat on how the day was. This therefore, makes my evening the happiest part of day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is that when it rain, water oozes from the floor of my house since I built it in a swampy area. I am therefore planning to cement it using part of the transfer I get GiveDirectly.