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Peries's family
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($466 USD)
access_time 9 days ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I am having a child in a secondary school and we had been ordered to clear the arrears to allow them sit for examination, it was unfortunate that I never had money to respond to the order as a result I felt stressed till unexpected happened-Give Directly sent me the third transfers that I used to clear the arrears!
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the larger part of my second transfer on cementing the floor of my house 27000 KES. I paid school fees for my two children who is in high school and primary school respectively 18000 KES. I bought clothes for my family and bag of maize for my family's consumption 5500 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have cemented the floor of my house and now its clean and decent as opposed to before the transfer when the house was untidy resulting from the dust of the earthen floor .I feel a sense of belonging in my village like my other village-mates.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 9 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent most of my first transfer to pay school for both my children who are high and pre-school. I also bought food and other house items that I did not have.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received the money, I was very happy and the first thing I did was to call GD to thank them for the money, withdrew the momney and gave my children who had been sent home for school fees. Thank you so much.
access_time 11 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I got paralysed at some point in my life, being a widow and the sole breadwinner to my family, I have always depended on begging for assistance from other relatives to sustain my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when having a rest after I am done with the day's work.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I feel so excited about receiving the cash because it will be a turning point in my life, being a widow I have been finding it hard fending for the whole family by myself.