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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
There is a big difference in my life because I have been able to make an extension in my house to a double room, it is now spacious and very comfortable. Before, I just had a single room which was not spacious enough.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I got the money, I felt happy because there were many things that I wanted but I could not a fford due to lack of money for example a better house. The money GiveDirectly sent me was an opportunity for me to improve my home.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on purchase of a bull, food and for constructing an iron roofed house.
access_time 6 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this moeny means owning oxen that will support me in animal traction. The animals will help open up a large portion of land that will enable my household to have enough food and some of it can even be sold in order to meet other family problems.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the noon time after I have eaten lunch. It makes me happy because when I eat, I get energy that will support me to do my other household chores.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is lack of money in order to support me get adequate treatment. I have some pain in the borns and I can not receive adequate treatment because I do not have money. My income is through farming and the to lack of oxen to open up large plots of farm land, what I produce is only for household consumption.