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47900 KES ($477 USD)
access_time 10 days ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used the cash to expand my house to be a three bedroom house as opposed to the one bedroom that I had before. Apart from that, I also helped my son in expanding his house.
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to expand my current house from a two roomed house to a three roomed house. My house is now very spacious. Using part of the transfer I used to pay school fees for my orphaned step daughter in boarding school. I have also expanded my fish mongering business and I am able to get some income from it.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now have a very spacious house and my business is also doing good, enabling me to feed my family with some ease unlike before I got the transfers.Thanks to GiveDirectly for changing my life for the better.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used 4,500 KES in farming activities. I paid my daughter in primary school fee. I also invested the rest in fish business.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I got the transfer message when in the house. Upon checking the message, it looked like someone has sent some 1000 KES on my phone which has never happened since. Upon taking a keen look at the message, I realized it was 10,000 KES. It was at that moment when I went on my knees and praised the good Lord for His wonderful work.
access_time over 1 year ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that i face is being able to get sustainable source of the fish that we sell from the lake.presently its supply is very scarce and as it is the main source of income,when it is doing bad all my other needs like feeding my children and paying their school fees is also affected.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is mostly in the evenings when I finish selling my fish and I sit down to calculate my days earning.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a great boost to my business of selling fish. I plan to invest my transfer in the purchase of my own boat and all the fishing equipments so that I will be able to get constant and assured supply.