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My house is too small to accommodate my family of eight. This has forced some of my children to seek shelter in our neighbour's house. Besides, the walls are almost collapsing and the roof is leaking. The constant rattling sound of the loose iron sheets makes it difficult to sleep soundly. I am not happy with this life and my dream is to construct a bigger and better house. In addition to this I will purchase livestock for rearing that I will use during financial emergencies.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am taking supper with my children. This is because we spend most of our days without taking lunch. It is only in the evening when we are sure of getting food.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Financial instability is my biggest hardship. This is attributed to the fact I am a housewife and I depend solely on my husband. His charcoal burning job does not earn him enough to sustain us. This has resulted to food insecurity in my family. It is also difficult to raise school fees and my children are always sent back home.