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What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
For the transfers, I'm very delighted since it will impact our lives so much. We plan to buy some food stuff at $100. This will ensure that we have enough maize and beans for the rest of the year. For the remaining transfers we plan to fence off our farm. To accomplish this we plan to use about $500 of the transfers. This will ensure that out crops and fruits don't get disturbed by goats and other livestock. For the remaining transfers we plan to built ourselves a pit latrines at about $400. This will ensure that we have a place to relief ourselves and also improve our hygiene. This transfers will assist us change our lives positively and we are thankful to GiveDirectly for choosing to assist us.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Our happiness in the past six months came in the month of April this year. We were blessed with rains for about two weeks which delighted us so much
This meant that we have enough water for our livestock and household and also offered us a chance to plant some crops. I feel very happy because I don't have to gather leaves for our livestock since the rains has led to growth of shrubs which our livestock eat.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Challenges that we face in our lives are many. This has been brought about by our old age and inability to do other activities that young people do such as farming. The main challenge we face at the moment is the lack of food which has come as a result of the prolonged drought that has hit our community. It has been three years ago since we've had enough rains to grow crops. We are forced to depend on our children for food which saddens us greatly since they may not have enough for both their families and us. This makes our lives very difficult since we are forced to go without food occassionally.