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For a long time I have been living in a small hut that can hardly accommodate me and my grown up children, let alone host guests. Receiving this money means a transformation of my housing standards from a small grassy thatched hut to a spacious corrugated iron roofed house. I could live with more dignity when I fulfill this desire.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Being a holiday season, my children have closed school for a one month break. During the day, I no longer have to bear with much work in my farm because they give me a helping hand thus making my duties lighter. They give me so much relieve which makes me happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I am a small business woman selling maize in a nearby town during its market days every Monday. This is my only source of income that provides for our household needs and my children's education. At the moment one of them is in secondary school while two more are in primary. The latter two would soon transition to secondary and will demand more money for their education. There is hardly enough profits to make from my small business. My greatest fear is to be overwhelmed by their education costs from which I may have to sell my assets to facilitate. This is the biggest hardship I've faced in my life.