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For the first transfers, I plan to purchase food first. I plan to purchase 2 bags of maize at $100 and also purchase farming products with the remaining amount and some chicken. For the second transfer, I plan to buy 3 barbed wires at $50 each and for the remaining amount we plan to purchase 5 goats at $40 each. Since we have school-going children we also plan to pay for their tuition fees. The transfer makes me feel that a huge burden has been lifted from my shoulder since it will change my family's life for the better. I'm grateful that Give Directly chooses to come to my village.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiness has come from our well-being. In the past six months my family and I have not fallen sick which has greatly delighted me.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The moment challenge that I'm faced with at the moment is drought and inflation in our nation. For the past two years, we have not been able to plant anything because of prolonged drought which has led to a lack of food. Inflation has also become high which has made buying food very expensive for me and my family. We have been forced to go without food occasionally in the past. Life is very difficult for us.