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My first priority is to start a butchery. I have a house where I stay which I had rented it and mainly used as a butchery. It will provides a ready market for my business since people know that place. Due to high population in my area, I expect to make alot of profit in return. Secondly, I will support my wife's cosmetic shop. That work that has kept us going since our house burned down after fire broke out in our residence in February. Thirdly, I will support my children education. This will enable them to have a bright future because education is the key to success. They will be able to compete in the job market and be able to sustain their lives.
Describe your biggest worry.
My top concern is the health of my children because when they get sick at night, to get medication is so difficult. Due to lack of a stable source of income, I might find difficulty in having them have proper medication. Sometimes movements in my area at night are restricted because of crime. Getting sick at night is one of the worst moment I would not want.
What are your greatest ambitions?
My ambition is to become a successful businessman in future. I would want to own a car bazaar. I will be able to employ many youths in my area. This will enable my family to live a good life and be able to move them out of slums. I will be able to provide them with food, shelter and clothing and good education.
Describe your usual day. How do you spend your time?
On my usual day I wake up early in the morning at 6:30am. Take bath, have breakfast then I take my children to school. I reach my workplace at 8:00am, when I have work. When I don't have work, I am round my area doing casual works. In the evening I go to my wife's cosmetic shop to release her to prepare for supper and attend other household chores. On Sundays I go to church and on my free time I like to watch television sermon preaching or news or watch football.