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Abraham's family
House construction
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12th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($23 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
Currently, my life is different in that I have been able to have peace of mind hence I no longer have to worry of eviction threats from my landlord at end months when I do not have money like before. I have been able to build my homestead and now the money I used to pay rent, I am saving it on investment projects such to expand my house. This is the greatest gift that GiveDirectly has given me which I have expected.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
My new goal for the next for months is to save and from the saving, I will use to pay dowry for my wife. It will be a great honour to achieve this goal since I will regain respect on the side of my in-laws who have been undermining me because of not paying the dowry price as the customs requires.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
Before GiveDIrectly came to my village, I was staying in a rental house and when end months was approaching I didn't have money to pay rent. I used to be stressed up because I couldn't bear the landlord quarrels and threats of eviction. The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have been able to build my homestead and now I have a peace of mind and the money I used to pay rent with.I am now saving on investment it on other developmental projects such as saving to expand my house and also I no longer have to quarrel with anyone over rental arrears.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect in the next six months to shall have saved money which I will use to paying dowry for my wife as this will be the most fullfilled dream I have ever wished for. Before my income was meagre hence I wasn't able to save and sustain my family's needs as well thus achieving this goal was null.
8th Payment
Transfer Amount
2280 KES ($22 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
The recipient was not asked any questions as part of this follow up.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
4560 KES ($46 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have no new goal apart from the one I had before receiving the transfer.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is still the same since I have not achieved my dream of building my house, though I have a lot of hope because I have started receiving money and making an attempt of buying building materials(iron sheets).
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I expect to have established my own business that I manage a lone and monitor the profit.I also expect to have build my own house and moved in because it is also not easy to pay rent monthly as I do with the little income I get.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
Currently I have no big difference since this is the first time I am getting money from give directly.Though Ia m hopeful I will achieve my dream because I have started receiving money from GD.
access_time over 1 year ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is, failure to pay rent that forced me to sell my bicycle to be able to raise the rent arrears.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning having a another day to live and fetch for my family. This makes me feel responsible.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer to build my family a spacious and permanent house. By doing so they will be more comfortable given that currently am renting one for them but it is a bit small.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The most achievement am proudest of is the farming that I did in the last Season. I got a bumper harvest hence my family does not have to buy maize grains and my visitors can also take some home whenever they visit.