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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
The new goal that I didn't have before receiving the transfer is to start building poultry house and continue increasing the number of chicken I keep. I prefer this since eggs can easily be sold and the money used to buy other things like maize.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life currently is different from how it would have been had I not received the transfer since I have been able to buy chicken which will help me in one way or another.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I am expecting my life to change in the next six months since am not going ask for so many things from my husband since I will be using the transfers to buy whatever I need.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my daily life since I started receiving payments from GiveDirectly is that my children now days gets the three meals of the day.
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What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is a few years back when poverty crippled my family. We lacked basic needs and school fees for my kids
What is the happiest part of your day?
In the evening when I'm with my family when we have eaten well, are in good health and at peace.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer starting new business;chicken farming. I also plan to build a better housing for my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of my current business which I single-handedly started. I buy and sell maize grain, for which with the current high market demand, it has great proceeds.