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Receiving this money means I can finally start an sn
Small business. I have always wanted to start selling grains like maize and potatoes. Other household items that can are fast-moving here in this village include soap, sugar, and cooking oil. This business will give me an income of about KES 300 per day. This will be sufficient to take care of my household needs. I will spend about KES 40,000. I will start a poultry keeping at about KES 30,000. This will bring in an additional income of about KES 300 per day, which I can save or use to expand the shop business. It means I will have a better life unlike now where I have to rely on my husband alone, who works as a security officer.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Morning is the happiest part of my day. This is the only time when I am sure of a meal unlike afternoon when i am always hungry after skipping lunch. I have a dairy cow that gives me just a liter per day. I use this to make tea that we take with leftovers from the evening meal if we are lucky enough. I do not worry about morning meals, hence this is the happiest part of my day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Food insecurity is the biggest hardship that I face. I do not have a job while the maize crop has been failing on my farm. Depending on my husband, alone, means that we do not get enough money for our needs, mainly food. We sometimes go hungry since his salary is only about KES 8000 per month.