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Imagine sleeping on an earthen floor for over twenty years with sacks and rags serving as beddings. This situation has brought suffering in my life and I always wish that night never comes. My skin is full of hives which are a result of the constant scratching caused by insect stings. As if this is not enough, maggots feed on my body like I am a corpse. It has always been my desire to get out of this traumatizing state but it is impossible because of insufficient funds. I will therefore purchase beddings to save myself the agony of spending nights on the floor. I will also purchase goats for rearing to generate income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Spending nights in such an agonizing state is not enjoyable at all. I always pray that the hours move faster to usher in a new day. I am mostly happy at dawn because this time comes as a savior to relieve my pain.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Financial constraint as a result of unstable source of income is my biggest hardship. I burn charcoal to sustain myself but it not enough. Besides the low income, the job is labour intensive and it negatively affects my health. I experience constant body aches but I do not even have money to buy painkillers. Going without food is normal for me and even last night I slept hungry.