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Willys's family
Willys
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
35
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($475 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer to buy fishing nets that I used to boost my fish business because this is the only source of income I depend on to support my family.I also bought maize for family consumption.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying 16 pieces of fishing nets . I also bought building materials such as timbers since I am planning to build a boat with the upcoming transfer.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I have bought the necessary building materials for constructing a boat since I am planning to start a fish vending business by harvesting the fish and selling them by myself.I can say that to this extent my living standards have improved positively and for the villagers who were looking down upon me, taking me to be too poor they have all been left with dismay and disbelieve how a situation is never constant.I am thankful to GiveDirectly.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on purchasing two bags of maize to sustain the family members.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer I was very excited because I did not expect to received it that very day.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we are currently facing is too much water hycnth in the lake which hinders us from fishing hence lack of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest moment of the day is in the morning when I realize that my family and I have woken feeling well and active.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Fishing