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My desire is to see my granddaughter get an education up-to university level. Her story is quite a sad one as her mother left her while she was still an infant so that she could get married again to a different man. I want to take good care of her so that she never feels her parents' absence. With this money, I will feed her, clothe her, build a bigger house for us to comfortably live in and buy indigenous goats as future financial security for her needs such as education.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening after my granddaughter comes home from school, we talk, laugh, prepare supper and eat together. It really helps me to drive my loneliness away.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
As a widow with no source of income and too old to engage in any economic activity, taking care of my grandchild who was abandoned by her mother has been quite challenging. I mostly rely on neighbors and well wishers for our needs such as food, clothing, water and her educational wants such as books, uniform, fees etc. It pains me that I cannot provide for her but am grateful GiveDirectly's timely intervention will ensure I give my granddaughter a better future.