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I have been buying milk for my children and family for a long period making our life costly. This is because I don't have cows to enable me to milk my own, with this money I will give priority to buying one cow at KES 40000 and start producing milk of my own. Rather than milk for domestic purposes, it will boost our family income through the sale of surplus milk. I have been struggling to cement our main house with no success since I depend on a casual job of weeding farms for pay which pays a little KES 200 daily. This is only enough to buy food for the family making it difficult to have some extra money for construction. This renovation will cost me about KES 30000 and I see hope in doing so when I receive this money. I will also consider buying food and clothing for my family with the remaining money.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am usually happy in the late evening, this is the time I am usually done with my casual jobs and I have some cash KES 200 to buy food for my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Providing food and other basic needs for the family has been a big challenge for me. This happened since the Corona pandemic came and affected job opportunities making me depend on a casual job to earn a living.