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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life since I received the money from GiveDirectly is that I can now plan for my future and I'm now so busy meeting mosyt of the needs that I couldn't meet.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment when when I received my money I felt so joyous because I knew that was end of my suffering since I was facing real financial challenges.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent part of the money I received from GiveDirectly on school fee for my three children who are in secondary school, and they had huge school fee arrears. A portion of the money I haven't used but I'm planning to use it to renovate my house which is in a bad condition.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money new ideas that can improve my living standards. I have plans of starting farming that can be of great help to my family in the future.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when working in my vegetable garden. I like farming.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is lack of stable source of income, I am an electrician but I can not get a place to be employed permanently. This makes life so difficult for me.