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Receiving this money means that we'd be able to finish up improving our house. As you've observed our house is still incomplete int terms of glasses for windows, cement for the floor and furniture such as beds and mattresses. We'd buy these items because we've always wanted a comfortable place to sleep and call home and we believe this would be a perfect opportunity for us to finally do that. The other part of the funds would be directed at buying food and livestock. We plan on buying 5 bags of maize for food so that we're sustained until next harvesting season. For livestock we plan on buying 6 goats so that in future after we are done receiving funds we'd sell the goats and buy maize for food for our family. We are unable to put prices om these items for we don't know the current market price of these commodities with the economic status as the cost of living keep rising. Nonetheless, the purchasing of these products will be done a day after receiving the funds.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I find meaning in life when I see that there's peace and love in my family without any bad blood between me, my spouse and our children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
We are currently facing one challenge in my household, thus, my ill health. As you can see I have a swollen leg, this renders me helpless as I am unable to do some chores that I used to do and provide for my family. This left leg of mine just started swelling in December 2021 and when I went to seek healthcare services at Balaka district hospital I did not receive any services for it. I was told it was due to a mere dislocation but the pain I feel is not from that.