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When I get this money I want to build a new iron-roofed house. The one I am currently living in is old and leaking when it rains. I was married but we separated so I am currently living alone. The iron-roofed house will increase my status in the village, I feel I have been sidelined by my neighbors because of the status of my house. When I try to approach any lady for marriage usually decline for being poor. This money will help me redeem my dignity as a man when I build this house. I expect to spend around KES 20000. Usually, it could be more expensive but I intend to cut costs by employing one builder and assist him in whatever he will need during construction.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning. This is the time I am grateful to have woken up alive. It motivates me to work even harder to earn a living.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship has been a lack of money. I depend on a casual job which sometimes it's hard to find in a day. Even the one I get pays KES 200 per day of which may not be sufficient to meet all my needs. The house I am living in is in a poor state and I am worried it could collapse at any time.