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Casual labour
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
25500 KES ($254 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
Currently I do not have any new goal. Will work with what I had planned.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My kitchen is in very good condition because of the money I received and we eat well as family.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I would want to buy a dairy cow which will help in milk production for personal and commercial purposes.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The state of my kitchen has always got me worried a lot and I did not know how I will solve it but thanks to Give Directly, it is sorted and I am at peace in my life.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I've faced in life is loosing my job, bringing up a family without adequate food and other basic requirements was tough, I felt I had failed my dependants.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is at night when I'm going to bed, at this time I'm sure that my family is safe from accidents, diseases and well fed. I also get to reflect about the next day.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on improving my kitchen, it is in a bad shape which gets worse when it rains. By improving it part of my dependants will have a better place to sleep.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm proudest about is saving enough to buy a crossbreed dairy cattle, my family lately feeds well due to proceeds I get from selling milk.