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Having a decent house has been my dream especially after I got married. Our single roomed house no longer offers enough space for us. My plan therefore is to build a bigger house at a cost of 200 USD and also purchase comfortable beddings. Other than this, I will invest in goat rearing as a source of livelihood.
What is the happiest part of your day?
As the sole bread winner, nothing makes me happier than seeing my family well fed. Every time I make a sale of charcoal, I get immense satisfaction knowing that I'll be able to cater for me and my family's needs.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
In the past, my main economic activity was charcoal burning. It is throught this that I was able to get cash to supplement my food and nutrition needs. On average, I would sell 9 sacks of charcoal for USD 50. I would also use this cash to fend for the livelihood needs of my nuclear family. However, deforestation has resulted in a drastic reduction of trees. Consequently, we have little to no disposable income to procure food to supplement our nutritional needs.