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James
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
59
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
55000 KES ($541 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now have a place I can rest my head comfortably after a long day of casual labor. This makes me a happy man and I feel relaxed. This is because the house I previously had was in bad shape and there was no difference with someone who lacked shelter. It leaked on rainy days and the walls were almost collapsing.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my transfers, I was filled with so much joy for I knew I was finally going to own a home. This made me dance and celebrate for a miracle had happened in my life.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
Upon receiving my recent transfer, I went ahead and commenced construction of a better and more comfortable house. This had been a dream that I had for the longest time but I lacked resources. I also bought a new bed, beddings, and household utensils. These were the things that I had lacked.
 
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access_time 11 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a big change is going to take place in my life, this cash transfer is going to see me buy iron sheets and timber and build a new house. I will use the money to buy household items including bedding so that I may be able to bring back my wife who left me because my living condition got worse.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is usually in the morning because my house is in such a bad state that I cannot pretend to enjoy the cold nights that I have to endure.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I faced was falling very sick two years ago where my wife abandoned me at the hospital and took all the household items leaving me for death, I was lucky I recovered and my family fundraised for the hospital bill and I got discharged.