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I spent my second transfer on finishing the house I had started constructing. I also spent some of the money on paying my rented house and buying the household items I lacked.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my difference is that I have a very nice house. I like my house so much and sometimes I wish I would just stay indoors. Thanks to GiveDirectly for sending me the money. It has positively changed my life.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying 7 bags of cement @ 5900 KES, transported them home @1500 KES, paid for plastering cost of my floor @1500 KES and I spent the rest of the money on buying food.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received the transfer, I felt excited because I could now do the things I wished to do.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship in my life is being unable to afford a decent meal for my family and at times we do without food.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening after work, coming back home with some small income from my business.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I am feeling happy being that I am one of those selected to receive the transfers as this will uplift our living standards.