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I have been buying milk for domestic use regularly from the locals. 1 liter costs KES 40 and I have been using 2 liters per day. With no regular source of income, getting this amount daily is proving difficult as other demands for my family have to be met. Receiving this money means that I will be able to buy 2 dairy cattle for KES 30,000 and the rest of the amount to construct a kitchen and buy household furniture. These dairy cattle will not only provide my family with milk for domestic use but also surplus for sale.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening. Payment is normally done at this time as I usually finish hairdressing most of my customers. The more the amount, the happier I become.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
As a family, we spend 2 liters of milk daily. I am a local hairdresser and my husband is currently an unemployed diploma holder. I do an average of 1-2 hairdressing sessions in a day and the income I get from this is about KES 300-400. This amount is inadequate to cater to all the needs of my family and as such, I usually fall short of meeting all of them. This creates a situation whereby I have to live on debts to compensate for those needs that I fall short of providing. This for me is the biggest hardship that I have faced in life.