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Paul
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
faceAge:
44
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
55000 KES ($501 USD)
access_time 7 days ago
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Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I had left for work away from home and had left my phone at home and when the transfer arrived my son called me to deliver the good news. I was very excited that I asked for leave at work to come and plan how to spend the money with my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
We have been able to pay off school fees for my son and get food for my family. We did not have any food left for our family to eat as the dry season had set in. The transfer came in handy as we did not struggle to find school fees and at the same time had enough food on the table for our family. Thank you so much GiveDirectly.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I bought a solar system, bought seats and clothes for my house. I also paid school fees for my son and bought 2 goats. I bought food for my family. I also saved part of the money so that when the next transfer arrives I will build a house.
 
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access_time 3 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
It means I will supply piped water to my compound ,here we do not have clean water for use .we collect water from the river which is far down hill yet we have a main pipe running along the road, I just need to purchase some pipes and do the piping so that we have it right at our compounds.Going to the river has been time consuming and tiresome.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am with my children,this is the time when we have had food to eat during the day and in the evening.when I see my son's happy it makes me happy too
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life was during the drought season,We did not have water here and the little we could find was not clean enough for drinking and it is far down hill whereby the whole village gets water from. Fetching water down hill especially for me and my two sons was a cumbersome duty and that in my community this is ladies responsibility. In most cases I found myself going downstream to get water,life was a struggle, my children were in school and were forced to discontinue from school so that the could help finish the chores.