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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means adding stock to my charcoal business. I have a business of selling charcoals at Mombasa. I started with a capital of KES 10000. Upon receiving this money, I will use KES 50000 to boost my business. This will raise my daily income from KES 1000 to approximately KES 3000. This is subject to daily sales. I will use KES 60000 to buy three cows as investment.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My brother in-law has been sick for a quit long time. Last month, he under went surgery and it was successful. He is now recovering well. He was having a growth in his stomach. The fact that my in-law is doing well brings happiness in my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Lack of employment is the current challenge I am facing. I do a small business of buying and selling charcoals . The profit is very little because I earn KES 300 from every 50kg bag I sell. During rains season , it is hard to find charcoals because people do agriculture and leave charcoal burning. So lack of job is the current challenge I face.