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Receiving this money means that I will now own a dairy cow which has always been my desire.This will serve as a source of income when I sell the milk that I get from it.I also have a plan of hawking clothes within the village and during market days.This is the business I have always wished to start.My long term plan is owning my own shop for doing this business.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My first major duty of the day if fetching water.I then embark on the main activity of the day which is farming.I am a subsistence farmer.Currently I am weeding maize and beans.After lunch I do some cleaning,mainly washing of clothes.I then relax for the rest of the day.I enjoy working in my farm and that is why it is the happiest part of my day.This is what helps me feed my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is having to struggle during this hard economic times due to lack of money.I believe this could be better if I had completed my secondary studies and joined college.This could help me get employed.I did not complete my studies due to lack of school fees.I did not proceed past primary school.I am also struggling because my husband is a drunkard and I get little support from him.