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I'm currently living in a structure that has been destroyed by termites which brings about a lot of challenges since snakes sneak in sometimes. Because of this, therefore, my priority with the transfers is to repair my house. I will use about $10 to complete the repair. In addition to this, I also plan to fence my compound since I get disturbed by my neighbor's livestock. Finally, I will buy goats using part of the remaining amount. I will use about 50 dollars to purchase the goats and construct a fence. For the remaining amount, I plan to buy food and other household goods. I'm grateful for the opportunity that has been brought by GiveDirectly since this transfer will surely change my life.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiness daily despite the challenges that I face is having good health and the ability to work and get something to eat. This makes me very happy since I don't have to ask for food or money from anyone.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The main challenge that I'm facing at the moment is the lack of money. Currently, I don't have a permanent job and therefore I depend solely on casual labor which I get occasionally about two times a week. Through this casual labor, I'm able to earn 20 dollars which aren't enough to cater to my household needs. Since my neighbors are also in need I can't ask them for any assistance to meet my basic needs which makes life very difficult since I have to go without food sometimes.