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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my life since I stared receiving this transfer is that I will finally have an iron roofed house which I have always longed but I have not been able to build.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I would want to pay school fees in time for my children so that they may not be sent home for the same.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I have had good harvest as compared to previous years because I was able to buy seeds and fertilizers and to weed in time, I have iron sheet which assures me that I will have an iron roofed house and we also eat well as a family.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new new goal is to start up a business
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What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face is lack of money to provide basic needs for my family and my mother who is too old and can not work in the farm.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up in good health and I am able to work in my farm.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend my transfer to buy a dairy cow that will provide me with milk for our own consumption and sell the surplus.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I was able to harvest sugarcane and made good money from the sale. I used the money to pay dowry and repair my mother's house.