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477520 RWF ($409 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The livestock that i bought will give me what i want in the future lsuch as food and money. I also hope to live in my full house which have all necessities like kitchen and house for my livestock
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
It helped people leaving their poverty and I am so happy because it helped me to leave the poverty i had. Everything that GD has done was good and It should keep doing that
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I bought a cow of $180 and a pig of $35 because I want those livestock to help me in coming years and I improved my house by building kitchen and house for my livestock for $205 and I still have some money to use in building because we did not finish
access_time 1 year ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
The first thing we are planning is to buy a cow that will cost $250. The reason of buying a cow is that it will help us to have manure that will be used in our agriculture lands so that they can be more productive, also the cow Will produce milk for my children, they are very fond of milk. The second thing we will do is to finish our house by covering it with cement, and put a roof on our kitchen, these activities will cost $200. We will also buy 2 mattresses for $50 and clothes for me and my children and my husband that will cost $50. The rest of money will be spent on food items that will cost $70. "I will have to buy like 25kgs of rice in order to have a stock of it so that we can consume it with my family and feel the goodness of Jesus".Said the recipient with a smile.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Nothing special happened in our home for last 6 months , but I can say that when my husband has got money and give some to me so that I can go to the market to buy some food stuff we need at home , that kind of gesture bring me joy in my heart. " the other thing is that when we have planted our crops and yield good production, we feel happy because during that time we don't lack food at home" Said the husband.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The main challenge we are facing is that we live in a house which is not finished as you can see, the kitchen has a no roof we are obliged to cook in one room of the house because we can't cook in the kitchen mostly when it rains, it is impossible. The other challenge is that we don't have our own cow, the one we have is for others and we have no right to it for example we can't sell it when we need money.