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Receiving this money means building a spacious house for my family. I am a mother of four children and we are all living in the same one bedroom house with a grass roof. There is no privacy and it leaks during rains season. I will build a two bedroom house at a cost of KES. 70000. I will also use KES. 30000 to buy two cows as investment. This will help me for emergency cases in future. I will use KES.10000 to buy food for the family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My husband got a job last month at Mombasa. This is after staying home since 2020 when Covid-19 came to our country. I am now happy because every end month the family will have money for domestic uses. The job that my husband secured brought happiness to me.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Lack of water and food is the current challenge I am facing. We last had rains in our village three years a go. That has caused drought and famine in our village. Most of the time, I do agriculture for family use. Due to lack of rains ,I do not do it again. So lack of food has made my children grow very weak. They take one meal in a day