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House construction
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access_time 2 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I became independent 1 year ago when my father asked me to move out. I started doing construction work to make ends meet and built myself a house where I currently stay. Because I was in a hurry to put a roof over my head the construction of the house was not thoroughly done. The whole house is muddy and when it rains it pours inside because I did not have enough iron sheets for roofing. Whenever it rains the house is wet and cold and I often get a cold because of that. I wish to complete construction of the house with an estimate of KES 13,000 which will be for the materials since I have the skill already. My ambition is to be a poultry farmer of chicken and so I plan on using KES 35,000 of my first transfer in purchasing 35 chicken to start off my poultry farming business.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Most people in this region value good housing and so the villages that were visited by Give Directly gave me an employment opportunity. I was called in to work on construction of people's houses in the past 6 months and because of this I have food ony table everyday.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Even though I'm often able to find construction work, I don't get picked to do the well paying tasks because I have not attained any formal training in masonry. I get paid KES 250-300 on the days I work and someone with experience and training doing the same work gets about KES 800. The difference in our income is a lot because I am not guaranteed that everyday I will be called for a job and paid and so it is not easy to sustain myself.