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What does receiving this money mean to you?
I live in a single house that I use to do everything including cooking and sleeping. The house is small and cannot accommodate many people. When my family members come visiting am forced to go to my in-laws and ask for a place where my relatives will spend a night. I feel so bad about it and it's very uncomfortable being a grown up man without a proper house. I intend to use KES 40, 000 to build a two bedroom house which will act as a main house. The remaining amount I will spend KES 30, 000 to buy two heifers, buy beddings and clothing's for myself.
What is the happiest part of your day?
With the increasing Rainfall over the last 6 months, I have manged to get casual jobs more often than before. This is because people have started to prepare farm's and planting of crops is taking place hence I get jobs to do. At the end of the day I manage to get up to KES 270 which takes me along way in terms of foodstuffs and clothing's.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Lack of finance is the challenge I face currently. I depend mostly in casual jobs. Casual jobs goes are not readily available in the village, Today you get, tommorow you do not. This means that you will not have money most times in a week and to have foodstuffs you need money. Most of the time I am forced to sleep hungry since I can not afford daily meal's or 3 meals in a day.