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55000 KES ($519 USD)
access_time 22 days ago
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money, I was so exited and happy. I always get money but not in lump sum like this one. This one made me so happy because I was sure I was going to complete my projects and get my certificate from school.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the freedom and courage I have gotten when applying for jobs. I am hopeful that one day will get job,but now, I can boast and very courageous as I also have my certificate.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I had school fees arrears which could not allow me to graduate. I spent some of the money on clearing the arrears and now I have my certificate. My house was not so descent and so I spent the remaining amount on renovating it. I am now staying in a nice place and I am now able invite visitors without getting embarrassed.
access_time 4 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Building a kitchen using 200$ as well as improving my house floor by installing tiles using 390$ of my transfer then buy three dairy heifers for milking that will earn me income in future is how i intend to use this money
What is the happiest part of your day?
Being a farmer, i always prefer working in my farm very early in the morning since it is the time i am most energetic and most productive to cultivate my land, thus morning is the happiest part of my day
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I graduated 2 years ago n securing employment has proven hard, i depend on small scale maize planting which is unreliable due to poor rainfall patterns in this area hence unreliable source of income is the biggest hardship i face.