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I run a boutique in my village but the business does not produce enough because of insufficient capital. I recently closed it down because I cannot sustain it. My clients are even complaining that they have to travel all the way to Bamba to purchase their desired items. With this demand, I have always wanted to restock my shop. This will help me earn extra income to sustain my family. This will reduce the dependence on my husband who works extra hard to sustain us. Besides, I will purchase cows that I will sell to finance my children's education in future.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening. This is after a long day of doing tiresome farm activities. This is the time I get to rest as I bond with my family. Having them around gives me so much joy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My husband is a driver but he is not fully employed. He therefore depends on other peoples' vehicles to ferry customers. This means he does not have a consistent source of income. He can spend up to a whole month without earning anything. This has negatively affected us since he is the sole breadwinner. He is straining too much to provide for us making financial instability my biggest hardship.