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My ambition is to be financially stable and take up more responsibility for my family. I work as a casual labour who works in house construction. My wife is a stay at home mother taking care of our four children. Being financially stable will mean I am able to be pay school fees for my children and even start up a business. The Give Directly transfer will be of help because I will use it to pay for school fees and start poultry farming by buying 20 chicken to start of, for eggs as well as selling them. This will add to my family's income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Whenever I am fortunate to get a job, I start my day early by waking up at 6 in the morning, take breakfast then go direct to work. As a casual labourer I spend most of my day working in house construction until evening. Whenever I get to see my children come home from school each day learning different things makes me very happy because I took for their happiness.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is financial stability. I work as a casual labourer in house construction and I am not guaranteed an income or a job on a daily basis. Sometimes I stay up to 5 months without being called for such jobs and I am forced to revert to farming in people's farms. My income is not stable and I haven't been able to provide the best education for my children since it's not enough for all their needs.