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It's been in my plans to build an iron-roofed house for my growing family. The current house I have is a grass-thatched house meaning I can't harvest clean rainwater for consumption. Our source of water is far and it's a seasonal river, it's water isn't usually good for consumption. It's also very tiresome carrying water on the back since we don't any other means. I moved to this current place a year ago and I haven't had enough money to build a house. This house will cost me ksh 30000. For the rest of the amount, I will purchase a cow for Ksh 40,000.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I'm satisfied that I've fed my cow and assured of that day's milk. At this time I get to rest and plan with my wife.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship has been a lack of finances. I'm a casual laborer earning at most Ksh 2400 per month. This can barely meet the needs of my family. It goes to food and other basic needs leaving me with nothing to cater for other needs.