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Sidi's family
Sidi
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
87
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
Upcoming Stage
Preparing Payments
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Enrolled
access_time 9 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I have been longing for help to renovate my house which is linking. This house was built almost 15years ago by my son who is now a deceased and he was the only child. Whenever rains come even the little ones also have to make me move my bed from one corner to the other. So when i heard that GiveDirectly is helping people, i knew my prayers have been answered. Therefore, i plan to use my first transfer to buy new iron sheets for my structure as well as putting new poles that will reenforces the foundation. When all that is done then i will use my next transfer to buy food since i can not do any strenuous activities.
What is the happiest part of your day?
When i was diagnosed with the kidney stones, i was very scared. After the treatment, i got well and that is exactly what made me thank my God for his amazing grace.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I was enjoying life until when my only child died so many years ago. Ever since i have been struggling to get food unless someone sympathize with me it is when i get something to eat. My son had left a business but some of my grandchildren destroyed it and now it is almost closing down. I have to beg them to give me money which was totally different from their father. Additionally, early this year i was diagnosed with kidney stones which have been disturbing me badly. I underwent a treatment of which am still taking the medication.