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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My biggest goals were keeping poultry and sheep. I couldnt do that before because it requires a huge amount of capital
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Life wouldnt be easy because we could stil be depending on one source of income, therefore we coulnt meet most of our needs
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
Now that am planning to start doing poultry farming, I believe that my life will improve because there is added income
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference is that I am able to plan and acheive my goals.For instance am planning to keep sheep and do poultry farming. I believe i will be able to acheive that with the assistance I get from Give Directly
access_time 4 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is losing my goats that died due to lack of pasture because of drought.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I have completed the day's activities and I am listening to music in my house.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend the transfers received in the first year on starting poultry keeping. I intend to spend subsequent transfers in my farm and buying goats.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I used proceeds from farming to start keeping goats three years ago, this is the biggest achievement that I am proud of.