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I desire to renovate my house, re-plaster it, and finish up one side of it. I run out of money while I was constructing it and thankfully I will be able to finish what I started. Every month I will utilize 2000 KES for the renovations and the 1000 KES I will spend on food and school for my son in grade one.
Once I am done with the renovations I will invest in livestock, at the end of the program I would be so proud if I will have acquired about 50 goats ( with 2000 KES every month this is more than possible)
What is the happiest part of your day?
On the first of this year, we had a small celebration at home, we slaughtered a hen and dinned together as a family. This happens once a year and I always look forward to it. It brings us close as a family and we get to catch up with even distant relatives.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The past four seasons have been harsh since we have not had any harvests. Food has been scarce and we have been compelled to purchase from shops. The prices have also increased making it even harder to afford. To get by, we consume two meals a day, porridge in the morning and cornmeal mush (ugali) for dinner. Sadly I have to watch my children skip lunch and it is difficult for them to understand why.