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Sleeping in one grass-thatched house with my children has brought shame and discomfort to me and my husband. We no longer have privacy in the house, this is worsened when visitors come overnight. With this money I will prioritize building a two-roomed house with KES 60000, this will bring us peace and happiness now that shame will no longer be part of our life. I am also struggling to buy milk for my family making me feel the pain of the high price of milk. Having our cow will help us milk our milk and feed the family well, this gives me the thought of buying my cow with KES 30000. My husband is also struggling to provide food and other basic needs like clothing for the family. To relieve him with this I will budget the remaining money for food and clothing for the family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My children were able to study well at school without being sent home to collect school fees arrears even with the little income we have as a family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The financial struggle has been the order of the day for us. We depend on casual jobs of weeding farms for pay to provide for the family and this normally earns me about KES 400 daily which is not enough to supports. This is the reason why we are struggling to pay school fees for our childre and buying food for the family.