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Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was still in the shamba digging and I heard a message and checked immediately. When I saw that it was the GiveDirectly transfer, I was very excited that I left the shamba and went to prepare to go collect the transfer.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
My canteen business is doing well as the customers who come to buy from my shop received the transfers and no one is buying on credit. The heifer that I also bought will help me when it calves as I will sell milk and will be able to pay school fees.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I completed building my house which stalled for a long time. I also bought a heifer and started a small canteen.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will help us pay school fees for our children, buy an additional dairy cow to help us sustain our family better. The remaining amount shall be used to improve our current house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when my entire family is home. I find joy in seeing my family happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we have faced in our live is that of paying school fees. There are seasons that we have had low milk yields and this made it difficult for us to gather enough money for school fee payment.