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Irene's family
Casual labour
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($464 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on plastering my 2 room house , which I had constructed using my second transfer (47,000 KES) since I needed a better and bigger house urgently.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on purchasing construction materials (iron-sheets, feasier board) and construction labour. I also bought furniture, solar panel and food with part of the transfer.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is owning a more spacious and descent house. I used to live in a small house which was tricky with my grown up girls who would find it so hard changing their clothes in the presence of their father. Today, they have their own room and they feel so comfortable being around. I am just saying thank you to GD for having greatly changed my life since even myself I never thought I would one day own such a house.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent most of my first transfer on buying 6 iron sheets, to which I will add more and construct a new house fr my family because my current house is really old and leaks a lot when it rains.The balance was then used to buy foodstuffs for my family because we also did not have enough food in the house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so grateful and happy the moment I received my money because it opened an opportunity for me to start getting materials for the construction of a better house for my family.
access_time over 7 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is providing food for my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
At night when we have something on the table to eat has always been my happiest part if the day
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Having received the news of Give Directly as their beneficiary i felt very happy and excited for i know the life i have been living will change for better. I will be able to start a small business and provide for my family rather than be a casual labourer everyday.