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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means starting my own business. It has been my dream to own a retail kiosk, with money from GiveDirectly this dream can come to reality. I plan to replenish stock to serve all village customers, we do not have shops nearby and this will be an opportunity to curb all villages. The revenue I will get from this kiosk will help me clear all my fee balances for my 7 children how are still in primary school. With the second transfer, I will enroll my firstborn female who completed her secondary education in a driving course which is her dream carrier. I will be happy to see my 7 children studying well without fee arrears.
What is the happiest part of your day?
With the pronged drought in my area, I reared 15 cows, most cows from neighbors died but I thank God all my cows are still safe. Taking them to the field to graze bring me joy knowing I still have investment for my 7 children. This week rain has started dropping in my area this gives me hope my cows will all survive.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My health status is challenging me currently, I have been on and off being admitted to hospitals because of ulcers and low blood pressure. This has made me not work and depend on my husband who is a retired primary teacher. I fear what will happen to my 7 children if my health will continue deteriorating. This worries me what will tomorrow look like with my situation.