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Receiving this money means a big boost towards satisfying my basic needs. My priority is shelter. I will use 300 USD to build a two roomed house with an iron sheet roof. My current house is tiny and grass thatched. My spouse and I endure a lot especially during the rainy season because the roof leaks. This is always a risk even to our health.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Working as a charcoal vendor is very tiresome. I am usually very tired in the evening. I take this time to relax and chat with my wife. This moment is very fulfilling for me. It is the happiest part of my day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
It's 8 years now since I tied the knot. I have never been successful to get a child since my wife has reproductive complications. This has really affected our marriage to the extent that her parents want her back home. This has led to psychological toture for me because I have always admired to have children. To add insult to injury the community including my relatives have always looked down upon me for not siring children. My spouse has also gone through hate from other family members.