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I spent my second transfer on fresh fish business (5,000 KES) as well as house construction materials (45,000 KES) in radiness for building.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the income I receive from the small-scale fresh fish business which I started, at least I am able to get daily income (100 KES-200 KES),unlike before when I was idle and had no business. I am also looking foward to building a house , and moving away from a rental place.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent first afferent to buy 2 goat and start a fish vendor business to earn a living.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I felt very happy,since I started the business my life has change for the first time I pay school fees without asking for contribution from relatives.
access_time 6 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Lack of proper source of income is my major hardship.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Morning is my happiest time of the day.This is when I'm doing my business to source for an income.
How do other NGOs compare to GiveDirectly?
Receiving this money has brought me happiness because with the small business I have, I would like to expand it to generate more income.