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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goals are buying a sheep and clothes for my children.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I have a presentable and strong house, I have enough food in the house and we eat well and my business is doing very well since I added stock to it with part of the transfer I received from GD.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I would want to have kitchen and build a shop where I will use to grow my business to another.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
Whenever it rained, I had to repair my house especially on the walls since the mad on the wall used to come off but now I have peace in my heart that even if it rains, my family is safe because I have cemented my house and its presentable.
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What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have is lack of a good house that can accommodate my family well.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when having my family together and making stories and laughing together. This is the time that we normally share all that transpired during the day.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on plastering my house and part of it to buy a goat.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I used to admire people who had solar panels in their houses and wished to have one that I really worked hard and now have my own.