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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will bring a great impact in my family. I am now a family man and currently I work as a casual in Bomet county and earn an average of KES.10,000 per month. After paying the expenses like food and rental services fee, I only remain with KES.5000. This amount is not enough to meet other basic needs at home. Today i am so enthusiastic about this transfers from Givedirectly. I therefore intend to be residing from home and this means I will buy a brand new motorcyle to ease my transport cost at KES.104,000.This means I will be saving my whole salary and continue to do other developments in my home.
What is the happiest part of your day?
n the month of September, I planted cabbages and we were able to get good yields.After selling this I got a profit of KES.28,000. This amount was able to assist me in building a new house which has been a major challenge to me. I was happy for this as it relieved my burden.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
One of challenge that I currently face is lack of finance. Being a father in my house and whereby all the responsibilities has to be on my shoulder. Considering what I earn from the casual is not enough to cater for the basic needs of my family. The average amount of KES. 5000 in a month for me is not enough. I need to do other developments in my home but this has been a tall order to me.