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Washingtone's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($479 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used the last transfer to buy a boat for fishing because before then, I hired a boat which I paid monthly. I spent the rest of the money to buy my own fishing nets which means that now I get to enjoy all the benefits of my labor out in the cold at night.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($483 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on cementing my house 20,000 KES into a semi -permanent house from a mud house. I bought 7 fishing nets 15000 KES and a bag of maize for my family's consumption 5000 KES. I also sank toilet 4500 KES in my own homestead and bought a solar lamp 5000 KES.I paid school fees for my three children who are in primary school 1000 KES
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest differences in my daily life are I have managed to cement my house and now its beautiful and pleasant to the eye hence as a result it looks like a home now as opposed to before.I have also bought fishing nets which has enabled me to get sufficient daily income that sustain my family's basic needs.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on a sack of maize at 4500 KES, a mattress at 4000 KES, school fees at 1000 KES while the remaining 800 KES was spent on food.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received money, I was very happy especially for having received such amount of money from Give directly.
access_time over 5 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have not been able to buy food for my family, this is my biggest challenge.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am always happy during lunch time when I bring lunch home
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Am going to use this money to buy seeds so that I can plant during this coming season. I have always been leaving my farm fallow because am not able to buy planting materials but this money is really going to help me.