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My desire is to have a food secure home. Receiving this money means I will buy oxen and an ox plough to help me plough my 1 acre piece of land because with oxen, one can cover a larger area at a shorter time. This will ensure a constant supply of food in my home and the money intended for it will be invested in other areas. I will use the rest of the money to open a shop and grocery at Chapungu shopping centre to ensure a stable source of income. This will help me take care of my family's needs of education and medication for myself.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Mornings are the happiest part of my day. This is because at night I feel so alone and overwhelmed by my troubles but in the morning I can interact with other people and forget my sorrows.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
For two years now, I have suffered from elephantiasis, a condition that has drained me financially and psychologically, I have tried all means to treat it but to no avail. It has robbed me of my ability to engage in activities such as farming that I depend on for survival. To top it all, my daughter passed away leaving me with 4 of her children to take care of with no sort of income whatsoever. Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed with this turn of events and just find myself in tears, with no husband to share in my troubles, i feel so alone. My financial inability to meet my needs and that of my grandchildren has been my biggest hardship in life.