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Subsistence farming
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What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I intend on spending this money on improving my housing condition first. I plan on buying iron sheets for the roof, then some bags of cement for the floor and a mattress to lay on. I believe these will offer me the comfort of a home that I have always desired in my life. If I have some money left after the aforementioned investments, I will buy 4 bags of maize to warrant me food security and hope they sustain me until the next harvesting season. I have no idea on the current market prices of these items however I wish to go and start the purchases a week after receiving the transfers from GD.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In the last 6 months my happiness came from the time when we had what we call "chi siki" where we get to meet and interact with friends from different villages. This happened in November and we shared things like plates, clothes and food. This brought me extreme joy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Hunger and poor housing are my only challenges at present. Since I didn't harvest anything from my maize field this year, me and my grandson, Black Gusto struggle to find food by relying on pieceworks daily. On most days we sleep on empty stomachs due to lack of food. As if that's not enough, this house doesn't do us any justice for it leaks heavily when it rains and gives us restless nights. These are the hurdles that I feel make my life harder.