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I spent my second transfer on building a 3-roomed house (55,000 KES). I borrowed the additional materials.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in our daily life is that we had a very tiny room for the whole family and it used to be stressful, but GD has enabled me to have all the space we need and we are thankful
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on additional stock for my plastic shoes business (7,000 KES) and the rest of the money on assorted food items for my family.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
The moment I received my money I felt special because it happens that my business stock (plastic shoes) was getting less and less due to the high Cost of Living and it was almost collapsing. I therefore thanked God since I could revive it by re-stocking.
access_time 6 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest challenge I have experienced in the past few weeks is sickness. Most of my family members were ill and I did not have the ability to get treatment due to insufficient funds.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest most mornings because the day is still bright with no challenges or misunderstanding with anyone.
How do other NGOs compare to GiveDirectly?
Receiving this money will enable me get a new and bigger house that will be able to comfortably accommodate all my household members.