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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have acquired a bull that I believe will help me with agriculture next year when it's fully grown. Furthermore, I have bought construction materials that are going to be used to construct an iron roofed house for my self. Once my house is complete I will have a place called my home.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I recieved my money, I was overwhelmed by joy and immediately I started thanking God and prayed for the entire GiveDirectly team.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to purchase a cow, construction materials(a trip of sand, a trip of aggregate, iron sheets and iron bars), took to church, gifts, restocked my produce business, foodstuffs and paying medical bills.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
I have a house that I had started building but it stalled due to lack of money. It is actually a shell house that I will build to completion when I receive the GD transfers. This is going to be a great chance for me to also own a house after a long time of living in a house that my father gave me. I will also buy some bulls and an ox-plough to help in minimizing the hiring cost to plough the land.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning because its the time I wake up well and pray to thank God for the night.this usually done before I go to the garden.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is lack of money. This limits me from providing well for my household in terms of feeding, medical care and other necessary bills.