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Angioneter's family
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
55000 KES ($470 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
That early morning, I was on my way to shop to buy maize floor on credit so as to feed my youngest child when I received a message. Upon opening my messager, I found out that I had received my transfer and I was so happy that I was going to clear debt that I had in the shop and buy enough food for the family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
Previously, I was living a hopeless life because I didn't have a land where I could build a house to call home or do subsistence farming. Right now, I own a land courtesy of the transfers and I'm building a house which I'm looking forward to move in soon. I couldn't have achieve this by my own and I want to thank GiveDirectly for giving me hope.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I am a single mother of two children and I work as a domestic manager to earn living. For the longest time, I have been living in my friends' house because I don't own land and I couldn't afford to rent a house. I had promised to stay my friends' house as I plan myself and move out but things didn't work out as I had planned and this didn't settle well with my host. They have been requesting me to move out but I didn't know where to go because the KES 3,500 that I earn per day couldn't afford to provide basic necessities, pay school fees and rent a house. I became so hopeless but I saw a light at the end of the tunnel when I was enrolled in the program. I spend KES 45,000 to buy an acre piece of land and the balance to pay debts and provide for my family. I borrowed a loan where I bought building materials and the single room that I am building is already half way. I'm looking forward to repay the loan once I receive my second transfer.
access_time 4 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When my mother gave birth to me out of wedlock in 1994, I was left under the care of my grandmother who raised me until I completed grade 12 in 2017. Unfortunately, in 2019 I got pregnant, a situation that brought hatred amongst the extended family because they felt I was being favoured. This called forth for independence as my late uncle gave me a house to live in. It has always been my wish own land but woefully finances cannot allow me since I merely depend on the housemaid job to support my family of 2. When I receive these transfers, I intend to use KES 45000 to purchase 0.1acres of land. I will be chuffed that my son's future will be secured since he will have a comfortable place to call home.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My son has been sickly on-off since birth, a condition that has seen him being admitted severally. I have depleted most of the finances I earn from my housemaid job hence lagging economically. Notwithstanding this, I am elated that in the past 5 months he has been healthy .
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Finding a place to comfortably live is a challenge I am currently facing. Although my late uncle bestowed me with a house, it is only short-lived as I am worried that the sons will someday seek custody. They have previously asked to demolish the house even though they had already relocated to another village with their mother a state that has depressed me for quite some time now.