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I would want to open a new business of selling food. I have been employed in Easleigh in a food kiosk and I know the profit that comes with it. I am very optimistic in future I will have my own hotel in Mlango kubwa. The population is high, providing a ready market for my business and I therefore, hope to get alot of profit in return. Secondly, I would want to save my money in future to help plan my business. This will enable my business to expand and maximize the profit. Thirdly, I will help my mother in educating my two siblings who are in highschool and primary school respectively.
Describe your biggest worry.
My top concern is achieving my ambitions because of lack of a stable source of income. The lifestyle condition of this vulnerable children in our society is wanting. I will be unable to sustain their daily needs especially food, shelter and clothing. Some of them sleep out in the cold and scavenging for food that makes them prone to diseases. Seeking medical attention is a problem to them and they may succumb to death because they don't have someone to look after them.
What are your greatest ambitions?
My ambition is to start a children home. I have a passion of helping the less fortunate in the society. I would want them to have a place they can call home. I will be able to provide them with food, shelter, clothing and education. Many of them have been neglected in the society leading them to spend nights in cold. Some fall sick and cannot access good medication, therefore, succumbing to death. Opening up a home will help them achieve their goals, open up their minds and become productive people in our society.
Describe your usual day. How do you spend your time?
On my usual day I wake up very early in the morning at 5:30am. Take bath, prepare breakfast for my son and take him in a nearby day care as I leave for work. I arrive at my workplace at 7:30am in Eastleigh, where I am employed in a hotel as a waitress. I work until 5:00pm in the evening then I return back home. I pick my son from school, bond with him and know how his day was. I prepare for supper then I retire to bed after a long day of work. In my free time, I like to relax at home with my son or wash clothes or watch movies or sometimes go to church or have a day out with my son.