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47900 KES ($465 USD)
access_time 7 days ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I had bought 32 iron sheets with the second transfer and therefore where I received my third transfer, I added more materials and constructed a bigger house of 32 iron sheets. I had been longing for my house since we had been homeless from the time I got married to my husband-we had been living in my late grandmother-in-law's house which I never considered appropriate for us.
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the larger part of my second transfer on buying building materials such as 35 pieces of iron sheets which I am planing to use them on building a decent house in my homestead.I paid school fees for my three children who are in high school, college and primary school respectively.I bought two pieces of mattress, household utensils and bedding for my children . I also bought food for my family and repaid my cupboard too.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the happiness I have at the moment of seeing my three children going to school with ease as they are no longer worried of being sent home most frequently due to school fees arrears due to my low household income since my husband rely mainly on casual jobs that has little income.I am thankful to GiveDirectly for coming through to assist me financially.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to pay school fees for my children and bought food for my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt very happy,it come at time that I least expected with my high cost of living I was able to affords food for my family and pay school arrears.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I currently face is on how to get food for my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening after I have gone through the day and I am back to my house and join my family.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will help me in paying school fees for my children and build a house.