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Decent house, owning livestock and educating my children is what receiving this money means to me. Currently, I am just a house wife with no reliable source of income, a situation which has forced me to depend on my husband whose main job is charcoal burning. His job is very tiresome and its income cannot fully support our family needs, something that has made us to brave in our old grass thatched house and our children also have never started schooling despite they are of school age. GiveDirectly aid will reshape my life because, I plan to use the first transfer on constructing a good house for myself and to buy new beddings to replace the old ones. I will spend the second transfer to buy livestock and supporting my children's education.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I mostly feel very happy in the evening because of the ample time I get to rest from my tiresome day's activities. When I wake up in the morning, I leave to go and fetch water from a water pan which is five kilometers away. When I come back home, I feel so exhausted but still I am required to work at my farm. Therefore, I consider evening as the happiest part of my day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Being a house wife, I mostly depend on my husband whose main job is charcoal burning. His income is very little owing to the fact that, it can not fully sustain our family's basic needs. This has forced us to live a miserable life that has subjected us to mockery from our neighbours. Therefore, I consider lack of reliable source of income as my biggest hardship.