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Casual labor
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access_time 18 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I have a family of three members and we are living in a one-room house with a grass roof. During the rainy season, the house leaks very much. I work as a casual laborer at the nearby quary and my wife is just a housewife. I earn $100 per month which caters to food only. I will use $220 to buy 22 pieces of iron sheets, $150 to pay labor and use $150 to buy other building materials to build a two-room house. This will be spacious for the family and has privacy. I will also use $ 300 to buy ten goats as an investment. Currently, I do not have any investment. The family will use $200 for food.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I work as a casual laborer at a nearby quarry. It has been two years now since I worked there. Since then the salary has been $100 per month. On December 2022, the salary was increased to $160.This increment brought happiness to me because I was able to buy enough food for my family during the festivals time. The whole of December my family has had three meals per day. That made me feel happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have a family of three and we are living in a one-room house with a grass roof. The house is not spacious and it leaks during rain seasons. The wind also affect the family thus I suffer flue every now and then. Lack of spacious and well-built house isn't he challenge I am currently facing in life. I work as a casual labour at the nearby quary earning approximately $100 per month which caters to food only. It is not sufficient to build a house for the family.