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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
The new goal that I now have is to expand my poultry and have more chicken so as to generate better income for my family.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is currently different since I can now afford meals for my family. Our lives are so much better since our basic needs are met and I can still get some money from sale of eggs from the poultry that I bought using GD funds.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to have a better life economically in next six months. I intend to get more poultry and get more eggs to sell so as to have more money to meet our needs.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my daily life since I received payments from GD is the ability to afford three meals in a day.My family is now well fed unlike earlier when we could only afford one meal in a day and we were struggling.
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What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Drought which affected crops and led to failure and famine is the biggest hardship that I have faced. It posed a big challenge for us.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when my children have eaten and are retiring to bed.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to start large scale poultry keeping with the transfers that I shall receive.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The biggest achievement that I am proud of is harvesting tomatoes which I planted the previous year. The yields were encouraging, I sold and got a substantial cash.