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access_time 23 days ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
Changing my life's status quo of doing charcoal work is what I have desired for a long. This job is so tiresome and it drains my energy. I have wished to have an alternative plan but due to the financial crisis, it has never been easy. The funds from GiveDirectly will help me to realize my dream since I intend to venture into livestock keeping. This project will allow me to focus on farming rather than the less beneficial charcoal work. To start with, I will buy 10 goats for $300. On the other hand, I will buy some bedding to replace the old ones which are currently not worthy. The remaining amount will help me to cater to other basic needs like food.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Yes, life has become so tough due to the current economic situation, and getting cash is an uphill task. Despite this challenge, I am so grateful to have a supportive daughter who has recently been helping me. Although I have forfeited meals on some days, having someone to assist at times gives me a feeling of happiness as a mother. And I consider this as what gives meaning to my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Life has become quite challenging since I am required to actively engage in charcoal work despite having eye-problem. Since the economy is high, depending on my son is an added burden on him because he already has 5 children to take care of. This has compelled me to source my cash to make ends meet. This has not been an easy task because the work is so energy-intensive yet its income is usually low, say $30 per month. Considering the cost of living, this can not be enough to sustain my needs and I have always felt so bad going to bed hungry. Hence, I consider financial constraints to be my biggest challenge.