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For a long time my biggest desire has been to provide a good shelter for my family. However, this dream has never come true because it requires enough finances to facilitate the project. This has therefore reduced us to living in a single roomed house that serves as the kitchen too. To make it worse, the structure is a delicacy to termites because of its grass thatched roof. This causes it to leak during rainy seasons thus eroding the mud walls. Receiving this money therefore means, building a better house for us.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My family's wellbeing is what gives me happiness. Seeing my children healthy is enough to make me forget my problems. I always thank God for this and I don't have a specific time when I am happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My spouse's death came as a blow when he left me with 4 young children. Although it's been 5 years but I still feel the impact, because I have to provide for them single handedly. My charcoal vending job is not so productive because there are no more trees and instead I have to dig stumps. The much I get is around 2000 shillings a month from this activity. It is therefore difficult to meet our needs especially food, clothing and school fees. I can therefore say financial instability is my biggest hardship.