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Subsistence farming
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access_time 8 days ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I sat down with my husband and discussed what we would do with this money if by chance we were lucky enough to receive it. We both had our different needs but the one that stood out was the need for us to set up a lucrative business that was easy to learn and manage. My husband came up with an idea of us setting up a spare parts shop that would be by the road strategically where motorcycle riders operate and if possible near a garage. Our clientele will be the motorcycle riders and the garage attendants. They will not have to go to Mombasa or Kilifi to get different motorcycle parts that could easily be accessed in any shop. We may not have the knowledge and skills required to run this type of business but the little experience and interest my husband has riding motorcycles will come in handy once we set it up.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I recently gave birth to my fifth-born child, my second daughter. I often have stomach problems as I approach my due date. This fifth pregnancy was no different. When I was in my sixth month, I constantly had false labor pains and I would frequently visit the hospital. In August I safely delivered my baby at Ganze hospital. All my fears were gone once I held her in my arms, what a joy it was to go back home with my healthy daughter and with no complications.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I am a housewife and my husband is a palm wine tapper. His income is not always sufficient. I have five children( 2girls and 3boys). Four of them are in primary school and school fees are always a challenge. It is shameful that now and then they are sent home for the same as much as we try to ensure that they do not drop out of school. Access to food is also a challenge. I see how my husband strives to make ends meet and when he is not able to provide food for us as a mother it is my responsibility to look or even borrow from relatives. I always try to ensure that they at least get to meals a day, the days they have to survive on one meal are the toughest because how do you explain to a four-year-old that there is no food in the house to eat. It pains when I have to console them on the same.