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Abisalom
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
casuall labour
faceAge:
37
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47800 KES ($475 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying 30 pieces of iron sheets which I am planning to use on building my homestead with and this hasn't been possible since the traditions recommends that as one of the young sons in my family I can't build my homestead until my elder brothers have built their's first. I also bought an ox that assist me to cultivate my farm.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($483 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on furnishing my house. I had just married and had to transition from being a bachelor to fatherhood. So I had to furnish the house to provide a safe landing for the newly married bride. Besides that, I purchased some building materials in readiness for construction of an iron roofed house once my third transfer is sent.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I no longer rely on the meager wages I received for working on people's farms the whole day. I am so proud that my dream projects are running so well and my lifestyle is changing day by day.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy cushions for my seats and bedding too. My house never looked neat at all. Thanks to GiveDirectly.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer,I was so happy. I have been living in abject poverty and only praised God for sending me the money.
 
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What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is I have been unable to provide food for my family, especially now that drought is so severe, and not easy to farm to get food. I don't have job that gives me money to buy food to put on the table for my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening when I come back from my casual labor, where at least I have some cash to buy food for dinner for my family.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I am very happy to receive the news that I am going to benefit from unconditional cash transfer from Give directly. I have had so many problems that I have been unable to settle. Therefore I will start a business, like mini shop to sale basic commodities to uplift the living standard of my family.