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47900 KES ($464 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I paid fees arrears for my two children who are in high school and bought fertilizer and seedlings for farming this was all made possible by the last transfer from Give Directly.
50000 KES ($485 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to pay school fees for my two children in secondary school. Using the remaining amount,I spent on buying a cow for milking. The remaining I used to buy food for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the ease I have got in paying school fees. I am also able to comfortably feed back my family.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on paying Secondary school fee for our child (5,000 KES), bought a sheep (3,000 KES) since they replicate fast and can easily be sold for money during emergencies.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment when I received my money I felt honored because at that very moment my mind was filled with worries regarding the fee balance for our child in secondary school, whom we had sent off with only part of the required fee, and we were agonizing about when we would really be able to raise the required balance, and generally even the ability to pay our child's fee consistently and therefore have him attend classes consistently.
access_time over 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to pay school fees for my son who will be joining form three in the coming year.I also plan to buy dairy cattle so that I can be getting milk for my family consumption and also for selling.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I have educated my son upto form four.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is that my income is too low to sustain my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the afternoon when I am resting after finishing my morning work.