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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means completing building a shop and starting a business. I have been constructing it over a long period because of little income. I will start a restaurant and a shop. Spending about KES 20,000 will be enough. I will buy a cow to diversify my income sources and complete paying for the land that I occupy, I will use about KES 50,000.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Building in this shop is the best thing that happened to me over the last 6 months. Even though it is not completed yet, it is a source of hope that I will have a booming business. I will get profits to take care of my children from this kind of income.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Currently, I work as a broker, earning about KES.5000 per month. This is not enough at all to provide food for my family. I have suffered a lot, especially after my wife left me, to an extent that I almost committed suicide. I only changed my mind when I thought of my children. When she ran away, she left the kids under my care. It is difficult to find food and to pay school fees for them.