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access_time 18 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I would like to extend the size of land from the current 0.2 acres to at least 0.5 acres. This will cost me about $450 of the transfers and I believe it will change my life. The remaining $550 I will use to purchase a water tank and two dairy cows. The water tank will serve my family as well as provide water for the dairy cows. I hope with the dairy cows I shall be able to sell 10liters of milk daily which can earn $7 a day. I am now happy that I will no longer have to depend on my husband to provide for everything but I will also be contributing to the family's expenses. I am so grateful to you for empowering me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happy that my children are in school and progressing well with their education. They have achieved great milestones in their education and I know they'll have a great future.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The main challenge that I am currently facing is the inadequate size of land that we have. We only have 0.2 acres of land and the house has taken half of it. The remaining part is too small, we cannot keep livestock or produce any crops for our consumption. This strains the income that my husband gets by working as a guitarist and he earns $10 a week only which is supposed to meet all the household needs. I wish I could have more land to enable me to keep livestock and cultivate some vegetables for our household. This will cut our daily expenditure by half and we shall be able to start saving for our children's education.