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I think of this money and I am excited that we will be able to revive our dairy business. My husband and I sell milk but the drought has affected our business. We have lost cattle and only a few farmers have been able to sustain their animals. I will buy a dairy cow with this transfer as I work on buying milk from other farmers to restore my business.
Once my business is up and running, I will renovate my house, buy new iron sheets, and plaster it. My husband and I are old and it would be nice to live in a beautiful, permanent house, not one that pours and wears off after a while from being eaten by termites.
What is the happiest part of your day?
It was a relief when the rains poured this November, it has been a while since we made a harvest. I am hopeful that this year we will harvest a few bags of maize and maybe deal with the famine.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have struggled with high blood pressure for years but at the moment it is taking a toll on me. My health is deteriorating, I am prone to infections and walking is becoming a challenge. I am focused to carry out light tasks at home, limiting my movements also. Most of the time I am sick and sad and this does not help with my condition.