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access_time 24 days ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a boost in income. I plan to build a room for my tailoring business costing 20,000 shillings and buy variety of fabrics worth 25,000 shillings. This will ensure I attract more customers. I will invest the rest of the transfers in indigenous goats and oxen.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I wake up early to go to the farm to weed my plants, this makes it the best part of my day because mornings are so calm and peaceful.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Lack of capital for my tailoring business has been quite a headache. Countless times have I lost orders from customers because I did not have the fabrics needed neither the cash to buy them. In a month, I make 2000 shillings at most which am sure would double or even triple if I had the necessary materials. This income is too little to feed or cater for other needs such as education for my 3 children.