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I would like to spend $300 of these transfers to pay off the high school school fees debt I have had for the last 4 years. I had actually given up about this and had already decided to move on with my life. My hope of joining college has been revived also because I would like to spend about $400 to apply and pay for school fees enough for 1 year. The remaining amount of about $300, I'll set up a business for my wife Diana because she already has business skills but we had no capital to start one. This will be able to meet the needs of the family as well as pay for my college school fees for the remaining years.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I have some maize I recently planted and they are doing so well and this gives me a lot of joy and happiness because I will soon be able to harvest and their shall be plenty of food for my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The challenges I have experienced in my life are so many. Having grown up as an orphan, life was so difficult. I lost my parents at the age of 14 when I had just started high school. I had to depend on well-wishers in the community to educate me. I used to be sent home almost every month to collect school fees which was not even there. I still owe the school about $300 4 years later and they have held to my high school certificate so that I cannot apply to any college to further my studies. It is so challenging now to provide for my family of three because I have to depend on casual jobs that are hard to come by lately. I wish I could continue with my college education because this will keep me competitive in the job market.