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Receiving this money means improved housing. I have one small house and I left behind my single mother living in Transmara. It has been my ambition to bring her and live with us but my house is too small to accommodate her and my family. I intend to build a more spacious house costing around KES 150000. This transfer may not be sufficient but I will use it to buy the material needed. The little money I earn from the garage will help me complete it.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In our culture owning a cow is prestigious and recently my cow calved and I can now get four liters of milk per day. My family now has sufficient milk to drink especially my two children who love milk. This has brought joy and happiness into my life as it has reduced my family's budget for buying milk from vendors.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest challenge is financial constraints. I work as a mechanic in a garage nearby where I am employed. I earn KES 400 per day this money is enough to purchase food for my family and no extra to save. My mother is single and she is lonely and I was wishing to come and live with us but this has not been possible due to lack of money to build a more spacious house to accommodate all of us.