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Receiving this money means that I will be able to walk again soon because for the last 6 months I have been nursing a serious injury from a motorcycle accident that affected my left limb. I was taken to hospital and they only fixed my leg partly this is because the amount of money which is needed to rectify the bones is too much. I cannot afford to pay KES. 200,000 even if I sell all my belongings. The initial amount of partly fixing the injury has already cost me KES. 100,000 which we got by organizing a funds drive in the village. With GiveDirectly transfers I shall be able to pay a deposit and I hope the hospital will accept to book me in for a surgery as we look with my relatives how to fundraise for the other half.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I was so happy about my fellow villagers because when I called out to them to help me raise funds for my hospital bill, they gave me all they had despite the challenges they also have financially. It was an act of kindness I was so happy about.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I cannot walk at the moment and I usually depend on doing a small business of buying and selling vegetables in the local market. My sister was kind enough to come and take care of me after I got this injury but my income has really been affected. I don't get enough food and it worries me a lot because of my ill health that needs good nutrition.