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We are a young family that depends primarily on casual job for survival. To be exact, we rely on my husband's carpentry job to acquire food, raise school fees for our children and accomplish other developmental projects. Unfortunately, the relatively little income that we get is insufficient to suffice all our needs. In that regard, we have been uncertain whether our daughter who is currently in Grade 11 would continue pursuing her studies since carpentry jobs have become scarce. Hence, we are certain that our daughter will have ample time to study and complete her course once we receive this money. Nothing other than educating our children makes us proud as a family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when we are sharing some meal with my family members. Ensuring that my family is well-fed serves as great achievement for me and my husband. As a housewife, I my day is usually packed with lots of house chores and some farming tasks. By doing so, I offer my husband some ample time to search and handle his carpentry jobs - our main source of livelihood.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Scarcity of carpentry jobs act as the biggest hardship we have faced as a family. Since the outbreak of the infamous Covid-19 pandemic, many carpenters who had been working in towns and places out of our locality have returned home. Also, many people are not building houses, probably due to the negative economic impacts of the pandemic. As such, our income has dramatically decline owing to the current scarcity of the carpentry jobs. We are currently struggling to feed our family, not mentioning acquisition of school fees.