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Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was at work and I heard a message notification on my phone and upon checking, it was the transfer message. I was very happy and I jumped up and down in jubilation.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I feel like I have made a step in life by building a house which is bigger and with an iron roof. It has always been my dream to have a house covered with iron sheet and I will forever be grateful to GiveDirectly for making my dreams come true..
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I built a house with an iron roof since I used to live in a grass thatched house which was smaller. I bought food for my household and clothes for my children, my wife and myself.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
This money will assist me to purchase a new plot of land. I am currently living in my parent's land where the land is still socially owned. I have been thinking of owning my own plot but I haven't save enough money to buy a plot. This money therefore, will allow me to purchase a plot which I fully owned.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of my day is in the morning at 8am when I take breakfast with my family. I am a watchman (night guard) at MG Ltd in Bomet County. I spend the whole night guarding Company premises. During the night I am worried that robbers might attack us but when I arrive home safe I really feel greatful and happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hard I have faced is when I was attacked by robbers at a place of work in Siongiroi, Bomet County in the year 2015. I was working for MG Ltd, a company that sells petroleum products in Siongiroi. During that incident I was tied up by the armed robbers and they managed to escape with the company's money. As a result of that incident I was laid off in my work. I was traumatized by the incident and it took me upto one year to forget.