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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is being able to build my own house and relocating from my parents in law. This will help me make independent decisions. Prior to getting this money, we we were using one of the rooms from the boys quarters that my father in law had given my husband.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt so excited that together with my husband we started to plan on how we were going to build and leave our parents home.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my entire first transfer and bought four trips of bricks, 12 iron sheets, timber two trips of sand, seven bags of cement, iron bars, twelve ventilators, one door and paying labour that helped to build my house.
access_time 9 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will be able to establish my own homestead. I have no control over where Iam staying currently since it's for my father in-law. Givedirectly transfers will enable me build and establish my homestead where I can easily developed well.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My favourite part of the day is afternoon hours. Iam in position to chat with my mother's in-law. They advice on how to live a happy marriage. This has kept me free and relax in mind.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is poverty. I only practice subsistence farming and I yield very little to sustain my family demands. Iam so much lacking in terms of house hold items and sustainability.