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Receiving this money from GiveDirectly means food security for my family and renovation of my collapsing structure. With the rise in the price of food products in my country, I am planning to use KES 35,000 from the entire transfer to buy enough food for my family. I will use a further KES 40,000 to renovate my house with concrete walls. With the multiple cracks allover, concrete walls will likely serve me better. The balance will be used to educate my grandchildren.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Affording a meal gives me joy for I know my grandchildren will finally smile.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Food insecurity is the biggest challenge I am facing currently. With the rise in food prices, affording a meal has been difficult for my family. One 2kg packet of maize flour goes for KES 180, a price that is unaffordable to a jobless widow.