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Receiving this money means I will live an exceptional life. I have been aspiring to live a comfortable life by improving my house. I am planning to acquire a water tank that costs approximately Ksh 10,000 since getting water for domestic use has been tiresome because we get it from a far place which is approximate 2 kilometers away. I will be able to tap rainwater and this will save me the hustle of fetching water. The remaining cash will use it to improve my house. Because I am getting old, I would like to cement my house and get away with the dust that comes from sweeping every day which has affected my eyes and throat. This will also improve my deteriorating health which has come with old age.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening. This is because I spend most of my day doing nothing and no one around to talk to because other people in the compound are busy working on their farms. It is only in the evening that I feel relieved because my grandchildren who go to a nearby school would have come back from school with whom we chat with.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is a lack of water for domestic use. Since we experience prolong period of drought throughout the year, our nearby water pan sustains us for like a month and dries up during the rainy season. Owing to this, we are forced to go fetch water in a far place which is approximately 2 kilometers away which is both tiresome and time-consuming. Therefore, buying a water tank from the transfer from Give Directly will be a milestone in my life.