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What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I plan on building a descent house for myself. I currently live in a single mud house, which is not safe and conducive since during the rainy seasons I catch the flu. Receiving these transfers will enable me to build a two-roomed house that will accommodate my grandchildren when they visit. I also plan on fencing my farm, and planting millet since it is the only drought-resistant crop that does well here. I am grateful to Give Directly because my life will change for the betterment.
What is the happiest part of your day?
For fifteen years I have been living alone after my children went to live in towns. Two weeks ago, my son relocated back to the village with his family and I am happy about it. They give me company and take care of me the same time seeing my grandchildren grow up healthily gives me joy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
With old age comes a lot of challenges since I cannot fend for myself. I depend on my children to provide for all my basic needs. Sometimes it is difficult to get three meals a day and other days I sleep hungry. This has affected my ability to do simple chores since I lack enough strength. Food insecurity is the main challenge.