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I have one son in secondary school and two others in primary, awaiting to join form one. I plan to clear fees areas of $200 for the one in secondary. In addition I need to save $400 for the two who'll be joining secondary school next year. This means that my children will be able to study for a better future.
Since we also have rationed piped water into our home. I'll buy a water tank for $300, from this I can store 5000 liters. I will then plant vegetables consistently. In a week I can sell at least $10 worth of vegetables. This means I can buy food for my family and also make savings.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happy seeing my mangoes grow and fruit. I have planted 50. We have piped water and I ensure they are well watered. When they are ripe, I can sell mangoes worth $5 a day. My husband can rest at such times, this makes me happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I am Salina with a family of 10, my husband is a carpenter. He has a dislocated hip joint, fell when he was a boy. When we were newly married he used to work well without experiencing pains on his hip. Initially, he could build houses and earn on a good day $5. Since 2012, his hip joint has been causing him pain, which saddens us. We took him to hospital but it's too late. Now he only works minimally and can hardly support us. He can only manage $2 a day, and sometimes he cannot work due to the pain. This affects us immensely, we are not able to get meals daily.