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What does receiving this money mean to you?
I have a family of four members. We are living in a piece of land which cannot be used for agricultural activities. It is 1/2 acre piece of land. This land can only accommodate the family house and the washrooms. During rains season, I do hire two acres of land for agriculture at a cost of KES 5000. I get 16 bags of maize 90kg each from the two acres. The food last for two years. I will use KES 80000 to buy one-acre piece of land. This will boost my subsistence farming. This will give me relief of KES 2500 from hiring an acre of land. I will also use KES 30000 to build a small structure for my tailoring business. This will boost the family income. Current I get KES 3000 per month from my business. I am happy that Givedirectly money will improve my living standards.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In early May 2022, most people in our village got their first transfer from Givedirectly program. This has boost my business because people have now brought their work to me. Since then I have made an income of approximately KES 6000. This was very had before the GD cash. The program has brought happiness in my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I did dressmaking as a profession. I started my business with one machine two years ago. Since then, the business has not grown due to lack of capital. I have only one machine and lack materials. I do repairs only. This gives me only KES 100 per day. Lack of capital to boost my business is the current challenge I am facing in life.