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Receiving this money will enable me buy a dairy cow.The piece of land where my house sits is often full of grass and I have even allowed a neighbour to graze her cows in it for free.I would like to buy my own cow as this will also ensure an income for me.With a part of this money,I will also build a house so that my current one serves as a kitchen.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning till early afternoon.During this time,am mostly working on construction sites in the village.This job involves many people and we mostly talk as we work.This enlightens the day and even though it is a very tasking job,it is easened by the energy that comes from the jokes we share.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My mother fell ill in 2017 and was in and out of hospital for a whole year.During that period,we spent a lot of money on medication in different hospitals.We even had to sell family assets like cows to pay for her treatment.Eventually,she died.The medication had already eaten up all our resources leaving us to poverty.Life has never been the same since then an I personally have had to do casual jobs to survive.