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What does receiving this money mean to you?
I looked at my house and I feel sad. The roof is old while the walls are weak. I am scared that it may fall on me. Receiving this money means a decent house for my household. I am planning to spend the first transfer to buy new iron sheets and materials to erect pillars so that it is strong. Part of the second transfer will help me pay school fees for my granddaughters who are orphans and solely rely on me. The remaining amount will purchase 5 indigenous goats to keep as an investment that is going to assist me in the daily needs of the family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I was extremely happy when I attended the sensitization meeting for Givedirectly last month. This is because, since the demise of my son, I have been living from hand to mouth with the orphans. I know the transfers will help me to stand forward on their education expenses and be a light in my household.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I am a widow and old, staying with my grandchildren who are in primary school. Their father died and two years later their mother got married to another man. Since then I have been struggling to cater for their education. I have no strength to work due to my age. I depend on well wishes for assistance, a situation that pains my heart. Sometimes, I feel like my granddaughter will not achieve their dream of going to University. Due to this, a lack of money is the main challenge that I am currently facing.