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Repairing my house, construction of toilet and buying of water storage tank and sheep is what receiving this money means to me. Currently, I depend on my husband who is doing taxi work at Mombasa but his monthly earnings cannot fully support our basic needs. When I receive the GiveDirectly aid, I plan to use my first transfer to repair my house because the current roof is leaking and purchasing of water storage tank that will help me to store water during dry seasons. With my second transfer I will spend it on construction of toilet to improve our environmental hygiene and also to buy sheep. This will reshape our life for the better and hence the change that I have longed for.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I spend the better part of my day at home owing to the fact that, I am just a house wife. When I wake up in the morning, I am required to fetch water from tap that is two kilometers away from my home. When I am back, I prepare our breakfast and thereafter, I work in my farm. In the evening, I feel much relaxed because of the ample time I get. Therefore, I consider evening as the happiest part of my day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Daily payment of hospital bills due to recurrent diseases to my husband and my children is what has challenged me currently. Considering this situation where the solely breadwinner is sick, I am forced to skip some meals in a day due to lack of money. Therefore, I consider fighting of repeatedly diseases to my family as my biggest hardship.