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I have many priorities to deal with using this money but a decent house and oxen top the list. Enjoying my nights means having a better environment and this compels me to ensure I own a worthy house for my family. To offset this menace, I intend to spend my first transfer ($540) to construct a house that I will boast about. A house that will change my life from the current status quo. With the remaining transfer, I will buy oxen and an ox plough to help me in expanding my farming to have food security for the household. This is the life that I have admired for a long and I am pretty sure, this will come to materialize. Therefore, this is generally what receiving this money means to me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In April 2022, my son had a wedding, a ceremony that brought together many friends at home. This was a happy moment for me because I never imagined my compound could one day host such a congregation. We ate a lot of delicacies which we had missed for a long time. In addition to this, the groom recently got a job as an electrician something that doubled my joy as a parent. How proud I am as his father!
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Financial constraints remain at the top of my list of problems. Being jobless at the moment means failing to meet most of my family's basic needs, a situation that has robbed away my joy as a father. Despite struggling to support my children in school, I have on the other hand failed to provide better housing for ourselves. This means our security and health are at stake because my house is collapsing from behind and it's just braving the strong wind. What a life to worry about!