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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means improving the livelihood of my household. Currently, my family and I are living a very miserable life, say; the nature of our house and also spending our nights on the floor. This is something that has robbed away my joy and I have had the desire to change this status quo. This program has awakened my hope and I am determined to complete the roofing of my house and purchasing of new beddings to replace the old ones. To ensure this is achieved, I plan to save my monthly transfers to raise 40000 KES that I will spend to offset these desires. By doing this, our life will have a new chapter courtesy of GiveDirectly.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In February this year, one remarkable thing happened in my life. My brother-in-law sponsored me a fare to accompany other family members to Mombasa to attend the wedding of his niece. This was one of the unique life opportunities that I enjoyed most especially being away from home with other people where we ate and dance a lot. I, therefore, consider this chance as what has brought joy to my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Imagine a life where getting food and other necessities requires one to prepare and sell charcoal to earn the living. It is a life full of stress and heartbreak that has exposed me to low self-esteem. Seeing my children sleeping or going to school hungry is the most painful thing that I have ever gone through. Our dressing is also wanting and this has turned us into a laughing stock in the village. I, therefore, consider financial crisis as the main struggle that I am currently facing.