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I have desired to invest in livestock because this is the only way I can save my money to earn me profit when I sell them after they multiply. I, therefore, intend to start with 10 goats that will cost me $300 of my first transfer. The remaining amount of the first disbursement will cater to food expenses and other household needs. With the second transfer, I plan to extend my house with 2 rooms because the one I have is not spacious enough to accommodate my grandchildren with whom I share a room. I will spend $400 to ensure the house is complete. I will use the remaining amount to buy a new bed and a mattress to replace the old ones which do not give me nice sleep, and hence, this will guarantee me a better livelihood.
What is the happiest part of your day?
After doing my household tasks in the morning, I usually get ample time in the afternoon to rest. The resting rejuvenates me most and this gives me the feeling of happiness. Therefore, I consider the afternoon as the happiest part of my day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I am a housewife and I majorly depend on my husband who is working as a charcoal vendor. His job is very tiresome and time-consuming yet its income is very little such that, it can not fully support the needs of the family. Consequently, we sometimes skip meals or borrow from my relatives something that never gives me peace since I usually feel ashamed. Therefore, I consider the lack of a reliable source of income as my biggest hardship that I have ever faced in my life.