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For very many years,my husband and I have been renowned poultry farmers all over the region. However, mid last year, I became very sick and nearly lost my life. In order to raise funds to cater for my medical expenses, we ended up selling all the poultry thus reducing us to the abject state of poverty that we currently live in.I thank God that I am now well but I feel so bad that my family is suffering so much because we do not have any reliable source of income to depend on. With this money, I plan to invest in the poultry business once more and with the rest, I will build a new house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Evening hours marks the happiest part of my day.This is because it is the time when all my family members manage to assemble together to share the evening meal. During the day, everyone is normally occupied with my husband being out in the field tending to his business of burning charcoal, my children being in school while I am left at home tending to the light duty tasks.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Financial instability is the biggest hardship that I face. Ever since I started being sickly,I cannot perform heavy duty tasks and as such,we only rely on my husband's meager income for upkeep.Farming that used to balance the scale has also been affected by the recurrent droughts and so the little that we get is not always enough to divide between paying for school fees and buying food let alone cater for other emergencies. I feel so bad when my children are forced to go to bed hungry simply because I lack the means to provide for them their needs.