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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
Purchasing basic items that I had earned for had been a problem leave alone the private ones that I needed as a girl. My aunt could chip in but this could be after two years to even think of buying me clothes. Right now I have seen a big difference in my daily life since I started receiving payments from GiveDirectly in that, I am able to take care of my needs easily.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect my life to change in the next six months in that, I will have bought items in readiness for joining college which is what I want to achieve first.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is currently different from how it would have been if I never received the transfer in that, the hopes of going to college could have diminished. I have already used the previous transfers to do a lot of things in preparation for joining college probably next year and one of them is adding stalk to the business that I am currently operating so as to get enough money by the end of the year for this long-awaited goal.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to plant groundnut which most of the people are not growing in our area and this simply means I will have more advantage in terms of ready market. I plan to use the money to take care of my needs in college.
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What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face is lack of money to pay my college school fees. My parents are peasant farmers and low income earners, so raising funds to pay my school fees is a challenge.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in evening when I am done with my daily household chores and I find time to sit with family members as we share a meal.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on paying school fees. I am a college student and its my aunt who pays my school fees, so I will relieve her from the school fees burden.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is studying and finishing high school despite school fees challenge.