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Receiving this money means a relief from financial constraints for my family. Seeing my son through his illness has been my greatest desire that has never materialised due to financial constraints. With this money, I will set up a general shop that will serve my neighbours. With this, I foresee a situation where I will generate good profits and save for my son's treatment.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My day usually begins at 5am when I wake up to prepare my children for school and to complete household chores before I head out to the farm where I will work until 1pm. Thereafter, I take a short break to rest. And so afternoon is my happiest part of the day because come evening I have to ensure there is firewood and water in the house. These tasks are time consuming and tedious and so I feel very happy when I get little time in the afternoon to rest.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
For over eight years now, we have had to contend with a terminal illness that has drained off our finances. Our son suffered a complex limb condition that has not only left him paralysed but continues to consume every little resources that we acquire. This has made it difficult for us to cater for other needs such as food and education for his other siblings. Life has been so tough.