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Receiving this money means purchasing a pair of oxen and a plough. The motive behind this is to achieve food security which has been my desire for ages. I still use the hoe to till my land and the much I cultivate are two acres of land. This is because it is quite cumbersome hence slowing the process. In the long run I end up getting food that lasts for around 4 months, forcing me to buy for the rest of the year. Since I do not have a good income, my family suffers a lot.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Morning is the happiest of my day when I am leaving for work. This gives me hope that I will earn some money and get food for my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Lack of enough finances has been my biggest hardship all along. This is a result of an unstable source of income since I depend on charcoal burning and harvesting aloevera for a living. In a good month I can make upto 2000 shillings but the money is paid in bits because brokers buy charcoal on credit. In some cases I am forced to take goods on credit too whenever they delay the payment. This situation makes it impossible to even save any extra amount because we consume every little penny we get.