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Living in a decent and safe house has been my greatest desire. The one I am currently living in is in a deplorable state - the roof is leaking and parts of the wall already carved in. Receiving this money, therefore, means a safe and conducive shelter for me. Additionally, I intend to further my farming practice by investing in oxen which will facilitate easy and timely cultivation. As a maize farmer, I am also late in planting due to lack of sufficient labor as everything depends on me. Consequently, this has led to produce yields every year, but am optimistic this will be something of the past once I receive my transfers.,
What is the happiest part of your day?
Morning is the happiest part of my day. Waking up each day in good health gives me hope in life. I enjoy engaging in farm activities at this part of the day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Lack of adequate resources has been the biggest hardship in my life. One year ago, my wife together with 2 children were taken away from me by my in-laws as I could not raise the require dowry in time as dictated by the Giryama culture. This left me a frustrated man, and up to this moment, I haven't made any strides in life due to a lack of family cohesion. Receiving these transfers will enable me to put my house in order and hopeful things will finally look up.