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Take a look at my house, do not you think I need a better place to stay? I sleep in a house with one room that can only accommodate my husband and me. My children have to sleep with their cousins because I have not been able to build a different structure for them. I desire to build a house with two rooms, one room for my three daughters and the other for my two sons. It will give me great joy once I see the house complete and my children have a house to call their own. $500 is all I need to make this dream come true.
Once I have achieved this, I will be in a better place to carry out other activities like putting up a water point in our compound and maybe acquiring a goat or two.
What is the happiest part of your day?
It feels good to be a parent and to have your children supporting you financially. It makes me happy when I see them prosper in their various jobs and once in a while assist me when finances are tight. They give me a sense of living.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The scarcity of food is my major challenge. The drought is affecting everyone but I think some people are receiving the heat more than others. As we talk, I have not eaten anything for the past two days, today I am hopeful I might because one organization is in the village handing out food. How I wish that the heavens would open up and we would receive rain.