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I live with my four grandchildren. Their mother left them under my care while she goes to seek a job.As a result,I am tasked with providing for them.I do not have any form of employment and only depend on my small piece of farm to provide food enough for all of us.This is sometimes difficult and I normally wish I could buy a dairy cow so that income from the sale of milk could supplement my farm produce.This is no longer going to be a dream for me because receiving this money means that I can finally own a dairy cow.With that,I can sell milk as well as have some to feed the children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
As soon as I wake up,prepare breakfast and clean up my small house,I leave for my small farm.I am a small scale farmer and I plant maize and beans both for consumption and sale.While in the farm,I engage in my farming activities till midday when I come back to prepare lunch for my grandchildren before they arrive from School.When they arrive,we all share a meal as they talk about their school activities.Seeing them happy and knowing the fact that I have provided for them for the day makes me very happy.This is the happiest part of my day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
One of my grandchildren is in secondary.Her school fees as well as all the other needs are all on me.With no source of income,it has always been very difficult for me to raise these funds and sometimes I resort to borrowing from neighbours.Having to meet all their needs at my age is the biggest hardship I have faced