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What does receiving this money mean to you?
I live in a mud house in which it's floor is earthen. My wife and I are quite old. Having her to smear the floor everytime is quite hectic with this old age. We end up living in a dusty room as the floor is rarely smeared. This exposes me to discomfort and could even cause chest problems. Receiving this money means that I am able to buy some bags of cement and sand to plaster the floor. It will greatly improve my living conditions and make it easy to clean. I will live in a healthy and a nice environment as I will refurbish and furnish the house in addition to plastering.It also means that I am able to buy dairy cow. This will be a source of income as I sell milk to meet my daily needs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is usually in the morning. This is when I get back from my work.Getting back to my home safely after a nights work always a happy moment. This is when I thank God for a new day and that he has saved me from the dangers of the night job that I face as a security guard.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship in my life is the fact that I don't have a constant income. I rely on a salary that I earn from working as a night security guard in a nearby town. The money I get is a monthly salary which is usually not enough to take me through the whole month. I really need to have livestock that will provide milk to assist me as I will sell the produce every day. I also need to buy chicken and rear it for egg production.