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Jullias
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
51
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($469 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
When my spouse passed on 2 years ago, customary law required me to replace the house that I had in order to marry another wife to take care of my partial orphans. I had no means of doing that due to the heavy burden I had on providing food and other basics for the children. When I received my first and second transfers, I began construction of a new house. Using my third transfer, I completed the construction and painted the entire house. The remaining portion I spent on food for these children. I am today a very happy man because of the confidence and independence that I have gained in life. I fear nothing now as I plan to approach another lady for a marriage. Thanks a lot to Give Directly.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($487 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer, I constructed a semi-permanent house of 30 iron sheets. My mother had died and according to Luo culture and tradition, it was necessary that I construct a new house but I never had means of doing that and therefore I thank Give Directly for enabling me promote my culture by constructing the house which was necessary.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have moved to a new house which was necessary according to our culture, after the death of my mother, where we live more comfortably. No more ostracization from the rest of the community members.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy iron sheets that i will use to construct a new house,my children also fell sick so i spent part of the transfer to pay some medical bills. I also bought them food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I have to build a new house according to our culture since my wife passed on, so i will build a new house using the upcoming transfer. I will also buy food for my children.
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to buy building materials like iron sheets, timber,nails and pay for labour for my house construction.I plan to do this because my current house is too small and old.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I took my son to a mechanic training school and now he is working.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is that I do not have a stable job.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Mt happiest part of the day is in the morning when I set up to start my work.