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Receiving this money means an opportunity to repair our house so that my co-wife can move back in with me. Her room was destroyed by the recent rainfall we experienced and she had to move into her son's house which is considered taboo in my community. We also plan to invest in livestock which can sell to meet our basic needs of food and medication when need arises. Lastly, we plan to buy mattresses for our beds so that we can sleep comfortably avoiding back pains that can hinder us from engaging in our daily activities.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the night when we all get to sleep and rest. This is because in the afternoon, I constantly have to keep watch of my co-wife who is mentally challenged and ensure she does not get into any trouble.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Our biggest hardship is inadequate financial resources to meet our daily needs such as food and water. After our husband passed away, meeting these needs became a challenge because he was the sole breadwinner. Since am old, I cannot engage in any strenuous activity and despite my co-wife being younger, she is mentally challenged and does not contribute much too. Our greatest hope is her son who does odd jobs in Mombasa town so that he can cater for us.