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The transfer will help me build a better house. I plan to build a 2-roomed house. I will use iron sheets all around. This is easy to maintain and lasts longer. Termites don't eat iron sheets. Additionally, I will cement the floor, which is more hygienic. To complete it, it will cost $700. This means I won't have to worry during rainy seasons.
To ensure I can sustain myself and add more income to my household. I plan to establish a cereals business at the nearby center. Currently, residents go to the nearby town to buy cereals. There's a ready market. I will rent a kiosk at the center and buy enough cereal stock. This will cost approximately $300. The business will grow and also support me in the future.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My biggest joy is my job. I work at the local center as a maize mill attendant. I am paid $40 per month. I am happy because I can sustain myself with this amount.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My house is not in a good condition. It's made of mud, and it's hard maintaining it. Termites eat up the wood used to build, making it weak. It also leaks, when it rains. This makes it hard to stay comfortable when it rains.
This affects me a lot because when it rains I'll have to fetch the water from inside using a basin. Then pour the water outside to minimize the damage inside.