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Receiving this money will enable me to renovate my house whose current state is deplorable. The iron sheets are too old and leaks in water during rainy seasons hence an hazard to my health. I will also spend $150 of my transfer to plaster my house hence the living in a dust-full mud house will soon be a past tense. I also intend to buy 5 sheep which will be my store of wealth to be sold whenever need arises. Sheep multiplies faster and their market is readily available, which means that I will no longer have debts with anyone hence peace of mind.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Being a subsistence farmer, I enjoy working in my farm since it is the only place I get food for my family consumption. I therefore spend 80%of my time in the farm. Taking an evening rest after a having achieved all that I had planned for the day makes evening the happiest part of my day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Imagine living in a house which leaks in water during rainy seasons making the whole house dumpy! This has been my situation for the past 5 years yet being helpless, there is nothing much I can do to salvage the situation. Catching cold and flu is my daily norm thus weakening my immunity. This is the biggest hardship I face