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For the first transfers I plan to purchase food; 1 bag of maize at 50 dollars, grocery and other accessories at 40 dollars, and also buy 2 goats at 40 dollars each. For the two remaining transfers, I plan to purchase 2 more goats at 40 dollars which will be a good investment into the future and since my son Brian is in form three I plan to pay for his tuition fees for the remaining year. This will lift a big burden of worry for his education. Since I have been diagnosed as a diabetic, I will use part of the money to buy food suitable for me and also medication. With the transfers, I will be able to transform my life a great deal.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I have drawn my happiness in the past six months from my family and being able to provide for them. Whenever I get food for my family a feel very happy even though we are faced with a lot of challenges.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
At the moment I'm alone in the family since my husband is deceased and I have to cater for my children alone. I have to pay for my children school fees and also provide all basic needs. It is difficult since I depend on casual works which is not enough for all the needs in my family. In addition to this, I was diagnosed with diabetics which has made it difficult for me to be productive and this has seen my children getting chased from school since I cannot afford their tuition fees. I fell sad most of the time because of the predicaments I face in my life.