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Receiving this money means an increase in self-esteem. I live in a small grass-thatched house which is not enough to accommodate a family of six; my wife, 4 children, and I. Whenever I receive visitors, I feel unease welcoming them to my house something that has lowered my self-esteem. I am therefore aspiring to build a new house that costs approximately Ksh 20,000 and improve my life to a greater extent.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening. This is because I spend the whole day working as a casual laborer within the village. Going home with my hard-earned cash in the evening is the joy of my life. This is also an indication that my children will not go to bed empty stomach.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Financial constraints have been the greatest hardship I have faced in life. We solely rely on casual work in our family earning approximately a wage of Ksh 200 a day. The kind of work I do ranges from digging, weeding, fencing, and planting other people's farms within the village. Keeping in mind that I have a family of six, saving from that kind of work is almost impossible because 3 are school-going children. Meeting their education expenses is a different story.