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Emmaculate
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
23
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($467 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of my third transfer on furnishing the new house that I had constructed using my first and second transfers. Initially I stayed in a very small temporary structure which could not even fit a bed. I only had a mattress that I laid on the floor where we all slept. I am so glad for the house I own today, a courtesy of Give Directly. I also began a business that I currently run and generates me some daily income for the family.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($487 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on building an iron roofed house, bought sofa set sits, a sack of maize then used the rest start a fish business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now have a very decent and spacious house that comfortably accommodates me with my family and I also have my own fish business so I no longer work on other people's rice farms for a living.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($96 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying building materials such as 6 Roofing iron sheets and some timber that I want to use to build a better house as my current house is small and old.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was very happy when I received the transfer, I really thank GD.
 
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access_time over 2 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to use the transfer on building a better and bigger house for my family because my current one is small for my big family.Secondly,l will use the transfer to a start a cereals busines.I will buy maize,beans,green grams, millet and sorghum in whole sell price and sell them at retail price in our local market in Ahero town.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achivement is that we managed to build our own house .I was initially staying in Ahero town where we were spending alot of money in paying rent.l can now use the money in paying school fees for my daughter in nursery school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is that,I have a small house that is not enough for my family.My children have to sleep. in my co-wife's house because my house can not accomodate all of us.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of my day is in the morning when doing my daily chores in the house.l like singing and listening to music as l do the chores.