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55000 KES ($501 USD)
access_time 22 days ago
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received transfers from GiveDirectly, I felt so happy and thank them for thier generosity.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my life is that I was able to buy a cow. As a woman, it is very rear for one to acquire one in our culture. But now am so proud to have one of my own. I know when it starts lactating, I will sell some milk to generate income.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
My first transfers which I received from GiveDirectly, I spent KES 25000 on buying a dairy cow for rearing. I opted to buy one so that we would have more milk for sale. I then spent KES 5000 as intiation fees for my two sons who underwent rite of passage. The remaining amount, I spent KES 7000 on buying foodstuffs and clothings. The rest kes 19000, I spent on buying materials for renovating our house.
access_time 4 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will invest in a kiosk business.I had a business some years ago which I stopped operating because I did not have money to support it. But if I get money from givedirectly I put some capital to start up again to get some income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of my day is in the morning when I have woken up in good health and full of energy to face the day and accomplish my all my duties.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is last year when my son injured his arm while playing , we had no money to pay for the hospital bill of shillings 75,000 but luckly enough we had a cover by NHIF