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Chelangat
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Teaching
faceAge:
26
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
55000 KES ($542 USD)
access_time 12 days ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Of late, farming has been very challenging because after investing, there is always a result of low output. Since it is my livelihood, taking care of my family has been stressful. However, after reviving the commercial poultry project with GiveDirectly's transfer, my daily life has changed. I am able to get an extra source of income from selling eggs and the birds. The profits have really enabled me to sustain my family's primary and secondary needs with ease. Thanks to GiveDirectly for lightening some of my financial burdens hence today I am able to live in less stress-free moments.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money , I had mixed reactions, I felt very happy as tears of joy rolled on my check . It is an describable moment for me since receiving this money met a lot in terms of my financial growth . I immediately told my husband who is my confidant and helper in my daily world .
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent part of my first transfer to revive my poultry rearing project that I operated before for commercial purposes . I believe this business will work out for me because I have learnt from the causes of the previous failure which has made me more experienced. I also bought a dairy cow with the intention of selling its milk and generally using the profits to provide for my family's daily needs .
 
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access_time 2 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Adding one heifer to my livestock @ $350, adding more chicken to my poultry and building a modern poultry unit all at a cost of $150 is what receiving this money means to me. I will then use the remaining part of my transfer to buy food and clothes for my family
What is the happiest part of your day?
After a having a busy morning in the farm, coming back home in the afternoon to cook for my children then take a rest makes afternoon the happiest part of my day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I graduated from college 3 years ago and my spouse also graduated 6 years ago. Life has been full of struggles now that our expectations of securing employment immediately after school has been rendered futile. As a result, we now work as PTA teachers and we feel underpayed. We get a salary of 70 usd each and sometimes the payment is delayed. This is the biggest hardship we face.