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Nick's family
Casual labour
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
55000 KES ($543 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I own goats like the other people in the village. I not only take care of my grandmother's buy mine too which has brought a lot of joy in my heart. My dream of rearing animals has come to a reality, thanks to GiveDirectly.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
It was about 5.55am in the morning when I received a call from my uncle, I did not know what made him call that early but I just decided to pick the call. The news that I got left me with joy in my heart, he was just one of the beneficiaries who had received his transfer and was just confirming if I had seen the message. I was very happybecause I knew that most of my problem would be solved with the transfer.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have been taking care of my grandmother's goats but the dream of rearing my own had been strong in my heart and this came to a reality when I spent part of my transfer on purchasing three goats and luckily one of them have given birth to twins. I plan to sell some of them when they increase in number and continue supporting my relative in paying fees. I also bought 10 pieces of iron sheets which I will use in building a decent house, is that the current one is old. I finally did shopping for my dear grandmother just to appreciate her since she has been their since my parent died.
access_time 10 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is a releave in life since am now going to be start a business thus leaving all kinds of difficult work and hard life have been facing.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when having rest after along day's tiresome work.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is when I lost my parents thus had to stay a difficult life of asking people for support, this made my life very much difficult .