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Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I had gone to work and when I got back, I saw the message and I was so excited and told my children about it and they were very excited.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I had a vision of building an iron roof house but I did not imagine it would be this soon. I will forever be grateful to GiveDirectly for making this vision come true.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I built a house since the one was living in was small and grass thatched. I also bought food and clothes for my family and they were so happy.
access_time 6 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I usually do casual jobs in my neighborhood to get money for survival. At the end of the day I can only buy food enough for that day I worked only. With these transfers I would like to start keeping livestock and from their products I can be able to feed my family and sell some to my neighbors and make it a big business over time.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is usually in the evening when I have just left where I was working that day. This is because I usually have a long day working in people's homes and ending the day well means that am able to provide food for my family that day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
For the past six years in this place where we live, food crops have continually failed to reach maturity and therefore there has been no harvest. This has posed a big challenge on how am able to provide for my family since we have to buy everything including that we used to produce from the farm.