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Receiving this money means financial independence to me, something i have always wished to be. I plan to open a stall in the shopping center where i will be selling vegetables and fruits since its a good business opportunity no one has ventured to in my village. My first transfer will act as capital to build the stall and stock it then my second transfer will go to buying a dairy cow and building a bigger iron roofed house since my children have reached an age where they need to have their own room for privacy reasons.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Im always happy in the evening when my children are back home from school since its the time i help them do their homework as i motivate them to work harder in school as we chat on what transpired during the day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My spouse who is the breadwinner of the family works as a security guard in the city and the small amount he earns monthly is barely enough to fulfill all the needs of our family. He spends 80% of his earnings In paying schoolfees for our two children in Secondary school. We have never invested in any long term income generating activity which worries us since he plans to leave his job because of the poor pay and the children will soon be joining university