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Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal which i didn't have before i started receiving payments is to buy a cow for milking and since i do not have any regular income, it will boost my earnings from selling milk. Also, since i have electricity, i am planning to start a salon just within my home
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is not different from how it would have been before receiving the transfers because i have only received the transfer once but i am expecting it to change after several transfers
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I am expecting my life to be a bit better in the next six months since if i buy a cow, i will at least have an income from milk selling and also since i have electricity in my house, i am planning by six months i will have opened a salon and bought a blow dryer
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my daily life since i started receiving payments from Give Directly is that i am happy because i have ploughed my farm early enough and already bought maize seeds which i couldn't have bought by now since i do not have regular income
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What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have faced in my life is about finances.I used all the money in buying a plot.It was a hardship since i had to built a house for my family but i took time looking for other sources of money in order to maintain my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day in the evening when am in my shop very active and receiving customers and doing a lot of sales that makes me improve my business and be happy.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I will spend my transfer on:
1. Expanding my shop by buying more stock.
2.Buy a calf.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proud of is that i am a farmer and i own tea farm that makes me earn a lot of money.