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Receiving this money means a healthy family. This is because I plan to build a better house with an iron roof to prevent rain from falling in. This project will cost about 400 dollars. I will also use part of my transfer to facilitate transport to and from Mombasa so I can get medication for my daughter who lost one of her eyes to cancer. The remaining amount, roughly 600 dollars will go into buying indigenous goats for domestic rearing. This will act as financial security for future needs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Ever since my daughter lost one of her eyes to cancer, I have had sleepless nights. She always cries in pain at night unlike during the day when she is happy and jovial, running around playing with her cousins and friends. This makes afternoon the happiest part of my day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is my daughter's ill health. She got cancer of the eye and for almost 2 years now, we have had to move from one hospital to another in search of treatment. Due to lack of finances, she ended up losing the whole eye which was a very low moment for me. However, now that I may receive the GiveDirectly cash grant, her healing process will be smooth because I will not miss any hospital appointments.