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I live in a grass thatched house that is in very poor condition. The roof is leaking and the walls are almost falling down. In fact I am afraid it might collapse anytime now that the rainy season is approaching. Through this transfer I will construct an iron roofed house. This is because maintaining the current house is very expensive due to high cost of grass which I have to replace every three months. I will also start a 'chapati' business that will generate income to buy food and clothing.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Since I lost my husband I am suffering depression. This condition worsens at night when I am alone with nobody to talk to. However, in the afternoon when I am having lunch with my children I do not worry so much. This is because they laugh a lot and relieve me of stress. Therefore, I am mostly happy in the afternoon.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My husband succumbed to cancer on September. He suffered for two years, a situation that drained our financial resources. My son who is the only bread winner could not sustain the family anymore due to huge hospital bills. This condition forced us to sell all the livestock in order to generate more money but we did not make it. Since then we have not recovered and we are still facing financial hardships. This makes it difficult to meet family needs and in most cases we go without food.