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Subsistence farming
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access_time 4 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I was married into a polygamous arrangement where we share a kitchen and the main house with just separate bedrooms. Other than not having much privacy, the house is already in bad shape having been built twenty years ago. The walls are weak and no longer straight, roof is badly leaking which also damages the floor a lot. Whenever it's raining in the day we always spread sauce pans, bowls and troughs to be able to protect the floor from direct rain. And in the night, we have no choice but to run to neighbors in search of a place to sleep. I have always felt I need my own place and I think now is the time. When I get this money I will buy building materials until they're enough to undertake that project.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I felt very happy when my son got a job as a teacher around mid last year. He has been supporting me a great deal that I just continue trading because I want to. I normally hawk vegetables in the village but it isn't doing great at all.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My challenge is not having a house of my own. The one we share with my co-wife is too small I can not even buy household items I need like a spare bed for guests. The house in question is also not very usable; roof leaks, floor damaged, and walls are already collapsing.