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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
We have been suffering due to lack of food for long but now we have enough food courtesy of Give Directly. This is the biggest difference in our daily lives as a family. We have milk because we bought the cow with Give Directly funds. Thank you so much, we are happy and grateful.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
We were so happy to receive funds from Give Directly. My husband called me immediately he received the funds because he was the one who had the phone at the time, my children were excited too to hear the good news.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
We spent Give Directly funds to buy a cow of 25000 KES, a solar lamp 8000 KES, food 6000 KES, clothes 8000 KES, 4000 KES on wooden frames for building a house and 4000 KES to pay labor for building the house.
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What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is not being able to provide for my family.There has not been any maize harvest for the past seven years and since this is the food crop we depend on,it becomes difficult to feed my family without a stable source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening.This is the time when my children are back from school and we all sit as a family to share a meal as well as the day's experiences
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is a blessing to me.I have never received such a large amount of money and i have been praying that God opens a way so that i can be able to buy a cow to feed my children.This is an answered prayer