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Receiving this money means reuniting a family that has been living separately for a couple of years in search of income. I will now be able to move my family back here and take care of them. I plan to join driving school which has been my dream for the longest time. With the skills acquired, I will be able to earn income that can meet our basic needs. I will also start a grocery shop for my wife to supplement our earnings.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Evening is the happiest part of my day because that is when I get to call and talk to my wife and children who live in a far off village.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My wife and I were forced to live separately as we both looked for work in order to earn a living and meet our family's needs such as food and education. She is currently employed as a cook in a school and am here working on the farm so I can ensure my family has sufficient food to eat while I sell the surplus to generate some income. However, the inconsistent rainfall has resulted in poor yield over the years and my wife's salary of 3000 shillings a month can hardly keep us afloat.