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Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received my first transfers, I felt so happy because having such a lump sum amount is not a usual thing to happen. I thank Give Directly for choosing our village as these transfers enabled us to improve our living standards.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my life is that I now have a water tank which enables me to store enough water for use. Even when the water tap drys up I will be having enough water which will sustain us for some days. Before I had no proper storage container which would be more challengeful when the water drys up.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
Upon receiving the transfer from GiveDirectly I spent part of it on buying a water tank for water storage. before we were privileged to have had water tap at our door step but the challenge was where to store the water so that I would have enough water for use at home. I opted to buy it so that we can reserve water. The remaining amount I spent on buying food items, utensils and beddings which we didn't have.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will uplift my living standards. I plan to buy a 3000 litre water tank @$250, build a kitchen using $200 since this one roomed house i live in is too tiny and squeezed now that it serves as a kitchen, living room as well as bedroom
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening having completed all tasks that i had planned for the day
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Due to unpredictable rainfall patterns in this region, poor harvests in our lands have greatly contributed to hard economic times given that affording basic needs such as proper health care, nutritious foods and education for our children is a struggle, which is the biggest hardship we face.