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I have a family of seven members , I do subsistence farming and the husband does casual jobs. The income caters for food and school fees for the children. The community has been under drought for the past three years and that caused famine. My children and I take one meal per day. I have had the desire to got do farming along river Galana since this is aperinial river but due to lack of funds I could not do so. I will use $550 to buy one acre piece of land at Galana so as to do agribusiness. This will sustain my family and also make me have school fees for the children. I will also use $100 to buy two goats so as to add my investments. I already have three goats. The remaining amount will help me to build a two room house with iron sheets. I currently live in one of my in-laws house which is culturally wrong.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The family has been under famine for the last six months due to drought. We take on one meal per day . On November last one ,one of my sister in-law had a wedding and the family slaughtered a bull for the function. There was plenty of food and I really enjoyed. I had last taken chapati two years ago. The wedding brought happiness in my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Lack of reliable source of income is the current challenge I am facing in life. I do subsistence farming and my husband does casual jobs earning very little income which caters for food and school fees. I have three children schooling at primary level but due to lack of school fees they have been out of school for four days now. This has affected to their performances.The community is dry and the family depends on food from shop and due to the little income the family has been going without food.