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access_time 20 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I am eternally grateful to God that Give Directly visited our village. I have a lot of plans for the transfers. The first strategy is to invest $100 in planting a piece of land. By doing this, I can ensure that I and my family will have enough food, and I'll also make some money when I sell some of the produce. With the remaining funds, I plan to build a house for $800 because the house I currently occupy is small for my family of four and me. I sometimes have to take a shower and change my clothes in the dark because of lack of privacy. At $30 each, I'll also buy 20 goats. This will provide me access to money in the future if I need it.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiness in the past six months is being able to come home to my parents. Atleast my children can live in a save place without their father threatening our life's. I was able to get casual work in the farms nearby and this enabled me to buy food for my children. I was very delighted, whenever my children have three meals in a day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I got bitten and molested by my husband in 2021 around January. This forced me to move back home with my four children. My father fortunately, took me and my Children and gave us a house in one of his plots of land. However, I'm faced with the challenge of lack of food and other household appliances such as chairs and tables. I'm the only provider and paying for my children's school fees has also been a challenge. I sometimes get so stressed whenever my children go without taking atleast two meals a day. I really feel bad for my children and myself since work is scarce here and I won't be able to provide for them everything that they want.