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access_time 16 days ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means improved health. I have been having throat problems for the last five years. I have constantly visited various hospitals for treatment but when they diagnose they find nothing ailing me. I am therefore planning to visit a better hospital with better medical machines which can detect the problem. I will use the transfer from Give Directly to seek further treatment and thus improving my health.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening. This is because I use my morning hours digging sand in the quarry for sale. I spend my afternoon hours attending to the household chores such as cleaning dishes, washing clothes, and at times herding our 4 cows. It is only in the evening that I have time to relax and chat with the rest of the family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is deteriorating health. I have been seeking medication for my throat which is worsening each passing day yet there has been no solution coming from it. I have used all my savings at the expense of my medication. This is something that has given me sleepless nights and I hope to get medication soon. I am grateful for Give Directly for coming in at the time of need.