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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I stay with my niece who is a total orphan. She depends on me as the only aunt who is alive. Paying her schools has been a major challenge given that I do not have a stable job. Ever since I started receiving my transfer there has been a very huge difference, I have comfortably paid her school fees and even had extra money to purchase a ram for rearing.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I am hopeful that I will have beautified my house by plastering the floor that currently looks pathetic with portals all over and my niece will no longer be sent home for school fees for I will have paid upfront.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is currently different from how it was before I started receiving my transfers. This is because paying school fees has become so much easy since I started receiving transfers unlike before I had to work two jobs that were not even paying so well to be able to sustain my household and pay my niece's school fees as well.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I currently do not have any new goals apart from what I had previously that is to purchase a ram for rearing and being able to save towards my niece's school fees.
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What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is, lack of finance that I can use to buy more equipment to modernise my salon to attract more customers.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is,in the afternoon when I am in my business place serving my customers because at the end I will make some money.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on, upgrading my skills on hairdressing so that I can plait all the styles since most of my customers require various modern styles. This will enable me handle more customers in future than the number I currently handle hence more income.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is, that I have been able to save some money through table banking in our women group, that enabled me to purchase equipment for hairdressing.