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I currently live in a very small house with my two children. My greatest need at the moment is to build a bigger house for my family and also to buy a dairy cow so that my children can get proper nutrition. Receiving this money is a big boost for me because I will be able to use my transfers to build a house costing approximately KSH. 20,000. The remaining amounts will be spent in buying 2 calves costing approximately KSH 10,000 each.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the morning because I have woken up healthy and ready to go and work as a casual laborer in a nearby farm. I am happy because I know that at the end of the day, I will have some money to feed my 2 children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Lack of finances is my biggest worry. I really want to build a bigger and better house because my first born is now 5 years old and my second born is 3 years old. These children will soon want to have their privacy which is not available in my current house. I have not been able to fulfil this need because I rely on casual labor in a farm that is 10 kilometres away and I earn KSH 200 per day. This amount is only enough to cater for our food. I am now hopeful that I will be able to accomplish my dream once I receive my transfers.