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I have always wished to get a source of income of my own so that I can support my spouse in providing for the family. Lack of capital has been a hindrance. Receiving this money will therefore help me open a business that will serve as a source of income. My target is opening a food kiosk and a grocery in Petanguo shopping center. My projection is spending KES 40,000 on this.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In the month of November, I was able to buy one young goat and two ducks from my savings. Whenever my husband sent me money, I used to save a little money. This were my 6 months savings amounting to KES 2500. I am glad that I will at some point get to sell some livestock or their products and support my husband in buying food or even clothes for my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Sitting idle with no work to do is what has been stressing me a lot. I depend on my spouse to fully support me and my children. Farming is not doing well in the region due to long dry spells. The only option I have to earn income is starting a business but I do not have the capital to do so. The casual jobs my husband does earn him as little as KES 2,000 in a month. This has makes it difficult to satisfy all the needs for my family of three children.