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Nyevu's family
Kenya Large Transfer
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
55000 KES ($446 USD)
access_time 9 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I have one main goal to accomplish ; which is to start a grocery business before the end of this month. I will be selling vegetables and street cooked food like fried potatoes . I will need a capital of $70 , thanks to my husband's 'bodaboda' business since he has promised to fully support me financially on starting the business . I hope this will be able to help me in acquiring basic needs for my children .
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give Directly does everything perfectly well . It saved my family from hunger and poverty . It gave my husband self employment through the motor bike . It has brought us all the way from a deep hole of darkness ! Thank you so much ! There is nothing to improve since you are already doing a good job. Just keep it up.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I'm a casual worker at a small hotel at our shopping center . My husband does 'bodaboda' business . We are both both bread winners since we support each other to buy basic needs . Receiving this second transfer meant a lot to us since we had no food and my husband had no stable source of income at that time . So I took $250 and bought a second hand motorbike for my husband , I also spent $140 on its repair . Thanks to Give Directly , my husband now operates the 'bodaboda' business . I have 3 children who are in primary school . They had a school fees balance of $20 which I cleared and also bought a d-light solar on hire purchase terms , I paid $20 deposit . Previously they used tin lamps for their studies , sometimes there would be no kerosene and this affected their studies , but now that is a problem of the past .My children used to walk in torn clothes and that would lower their self esteem so much! So I decide to spend $40 on their clothing to make them feel good . During the short rains , I also spent $10 to plough my small piece of land so that I can plant maize to feed my family later . I spent the remaining $60 on food and this lasted us about 1 whole month . I'm so grateful for these transfers .
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
55000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
It was around 11pm when I was asleep when I heard a message tone from my phone. I stretched my hand and take the phone which was at the far corner of bed. When I read the message, the sleepy left me and I became very active due to the happiness that engulfed me. All this happiness was as a result of the message which stated that I had received a transfer of KES 55000.00 fro GiveDirectly. I came out of my bed and sat on a chair just thinking of the goodness of God for bringing this organization to us.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
Initially, as a family we had no clear source of income. We used to run up and down to make ends meet which wasn’t a good life. But when I got the money I bought a motorbike which we are now relying on it and it is serving our needs. This is because of the transfer that we received from GiveDirectly.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
Upon withdrawing the money, I bought a motorbike for KES 40000.00. This motorbike was going to be used as a form of a new business where by my husband uses it in light transports for both people and medium size luggage. It is serving us as a source of income. I also bought a nice bed and a mattress for KES 8000.00. Initially the bed I was using was a small and traditional one so I decided to get a standard bed. Thereafter, I paid KES 1000.00 school fees for my 3 primary school children and also bought some food for the family.
access_time almost 2 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means improving my living standard. I am a mother of three children and we are all living in a one bedroom house. It is not spacious and also there is no privacy. Upon receiving the money, I will build a two bedroom house which will cost KES 55000. I will use KES 30000 to buy ten goats as investment , use KES 10000 to pay school fees for my children and also use KES 15000 to buy food for the family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
For the past six months, my family and I have suffered due to the drought and famine that is in the area. The only thing that has given me happiness is the gift of life that God gives us every day despite the challenge of food.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My husband has been jobless since Covid-19 came to our country in 2020. I am also jobless. This has made my family to go without food for a long time. The family only takes meal in the evening . Lack of food is the current challenge I am facing. My children have really become weak due to this challenge.