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Lorine
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Teaching
faceAge:
27
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
55000 KES ($489 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
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Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I spend most of my mornings working on the farm. On this day, I was interrupted at about 10 a.m, by a message notification. I became curious and when I checked my phone, I realised I received KES 55,000. I was so excited to finally buy a piece of land I had been planning for, for a while now.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
This cash transfer has put my family on course to achieving one of our biggest dreams, which is buying a piece of land for the four of us. We currently live in sad conditions. There are four other families within our compound, and the land is just too little to accommodate all of us. As casual labourers, my husband and I only earn about KES 700 a day. We could not afford to change our circumstances. But with this transfer, we now have the money to buy a piece of land and build our dream home. I couldn't be more grateful.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
My husband and I have been planning on buying a piece of land for months now, but could not afford to. We both depend on casual labour to earn a living, and the earnings are usually so little, that is an average of KES 700 a day. So we have decided to save the KES 55,000 as we wait for the second transfer. With the two transfers and our savings, we will be able to buy the land that costs KES 120,000.
 
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access_time 4 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means acquiring more piece of land. I live on a small piece of land, that belongs to my father inlaw. It shall be divided among his children as an inheritance, meaning that I will only get a small parcel where I will have my compound only. I need to buy another piece that I can farm or even establish my home there. I will spend the whole transfer together with my saving to get it.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning. This is because I have at least a liter of milk from my dairy cow as I milk it in the morning. It makes me happy selling it to get an income that supports me in meeting other household foodstuff needs. I then enjoy a nice breakfast with my children, made from the same milk that I get I the at this time.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face is a scarcity of land. I wish I could get more of it, where I can produce food for my household. The problem is that my father In law's land is being occupied by all 5 of my husband's siblings. We have space only for our home compound. If I get just a bit more land, I will grow crops both for subsistence and partly for sale to make an income that I can use in meeting my household's needs.