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Philip's family
Philip
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
faceAge:
20
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 21 days ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
Receiving this money will give us a new lease of life. We have always desired to build a better house but due to inadequacy in finances, it has not been possible. We are halfway glad that transfers from GiveDirectly is in the offing, it will be a big enabler to realizing our dream and improving our living conditions since the house we have at the moment is small and can hardly accommodate all of us now that we have a baby. We intend to use $200 for its construction and furnishing and the rest of the money to purchase goats which will boost our livelihoods since goat farming does well in our area.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Last week my wife, Purity, gave birth to a bouncing baby boy. It was the highest moment for us and the best way to start a new year. He is our firstborn baby, a great blessing for us. Both the baby and the mother are in good health and I thank God for that. When they arrived from Marigat Mission hospital where she had gone to deliver, I slaughtered a goat for her as a sign of goodwill and we celebrated and welcomed our new member of the household who is so dear to us.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Food security is a major problem that we are experiencing currently as a family. The rise in the cost of living has complicated matters for us, previously it was a bit better unlike at the moment. The cost of household commodities like sugar, and maize flour has skyrocketed and so putting food on the table is a huge struggle. Some other times we go to bed on an empty stomach when we are unable to afford food for the day since we live from hand to mouth.It saddens and breaks my spirit a lot because as a breadwinner of the family, I am being looked upon to provide for my family, a responsibility which at times I am unable to meet.