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Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was really happy as we had been anticipating. I noticed around 11 am as I was in school. I had to inform my husband who had already gotten from the neighbors that it was already in.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggst difference in my daily life is the complete change of my household interior look. I obtained a good furniture which made my new house looks great.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
Obtained furniture worth 45k, 8K to pay school fees for my two children (college & sec), Had already constructed a house when I received the money and had to only source furniture
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
My ambition is to be a successful business woman in future, I'm currently a teacher by profession nearing retirement next year. After retirement I want to open a boutique town and use the income to educate my children. After loans and tax deduction I have a salary of 17,000 which is not enough to provide the basic needs for my family. When I receive this money I will pay for school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My usual day starts at 5:30 in the morning as I prepare for school. I am a teacher by profession and teach at a near by school. I spend most of my day at school unless it's on weekends and on holidays. I am mostly happy during the day when in school as I teach because I get to impact positively on our next generation.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life has been insufficient capital for school fees. I have two children in school, one at the university while the other one in secondary, my first born has finished college but we had taken a loan to educate him, he hasn't been successful enough to get a job and my worry the two might be forced to drop out of school.