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Receiving this money means that I Will renovate my house. The house I'm living in was struck by a strong wind on the wall and it has left a big scar. This worries me a lot because if it continues to rain, the building is most likely to collapse. The balance of the money will be used to pay fees for my children. Though most of my children study in a government school, there are other financial demands that parents are expected to meet like buying books, uniform, meals, etc. Providing better education for my children will help them secure good employment opportunities in future.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is evening. It I the time when I am back from my place of work to join my family. It's therefore the time when everybody is at home and we tell stories and chat as a family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of school fees for my children. Sometimes the school authority like chasing my children back home due to failure to pay school fees on time.