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Roseline's family
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 starting a small retail business which I sale in my house to avoid paying rent on stalls and I can confidently say that I have doubled my income since I have supplement the business with the commercial kale business which I used to practice before the transfer and its was unreliable business most so in drought seasons.I added building materials such as 25 bags of cement ,six steel windows and sand which I am planning to use on cementing and repair part of my house that had remained such as my bedroom floor.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on repairing my house which was almost falling. I also bought food for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a strong house.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy bedding. I have been sleeping on a very thin mattress and I could feel very uncomfortable when sleeping. I am happy now I can sleep comfortably. I also ploughed my farm using part of the transfer ready for ploughing.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer,I was so happy,I Immediately called my husband who was not home so that he comes back we share the joy.
access_time over 7 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing is that I am not able to make enough profit from the small business that I do.Therefore,sustaining my family with enough food becomes the greatest challenge in my life.I want to thank Givedirectly for giving me new hope in life in that I will be able to do a better business which is more productive with this money.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am always happy in the evening when I am done with my daily activities. It is at this moment when I feel more relaxed thinking on what to do the following day.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I am glad since my life is going to change in terms in living standards.I will be able to do large scale farming so as to get enough stock of food production for my family. I will be able to renovate my house(wall) which makes me feel uncomfortable whenever it rains. This amount will also help me pay school fees for my children in time.