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Receiving this money means financial security. My wife is a tailor and she works far from our home and she commutes daily. It has been my dream to help her relocate her business close to our home. She spend KES 50 to and from her work place. The money she uses for transportation has to come from her daily income which is also not consistent. Besides that she is expectant and she is using motorcycle as means of transport which not safe for her pregnancy.So when I get this money I would construct a kiosk selling household items and my wife can do her tailoring within the same shop at the same time be the shopkeeper to cut down costs. To construct it I will spend KES 50000 of my transfer and KES 30000 as starting capital. This business will be our source of income and I won't have to rely much on casual jobs where I work as a carpenter.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My dad gave me a job to construct a water tank for him. He paid me KES 5500 which I used to purchase two goats. This was my biggest achievement and it brought joy and happiness into my life. I also got the motivation to work hard to purchase more goats who will be our source of income in the future.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest challenge is financial constraints. Where my wife does her job of tailoring is rented and she pays KES 1500 per month. Her work is not consistent sometimes she only gets clothes repair clothes at KES 20 per garment and the same money she gets to become her transportation fee and purchase. This has been a challenge to sustain her business yet I do a casual job as a masonry paid KES 700 per day only when there is construction work.