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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a cow and this has brought a sense of belonging since I am like the rest of my neighbours.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money I felt very happy because people had said it was a lie buy then I knew it wasnt a lie.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent part of my first transfer on purchasing a dairy cow for milk production and repaid a loan that I had taken in the merry-go-round. Part of the money went purchasing clothes for my five children and finally bought food that we ate as a family.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money to me better education for my children. I plan to use the funds to pay school fee for my children and ensure their learning is not disrupted because of school fee balances.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the evening when we are together as a family shairing a meal and talking about the day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is having my children sent away from school because of lack of school fee. This has affected their perfomance and made me stressed up.