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47900 KES ($464 USD)
access_time 11 days ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent part of my third transfer on buying household items like furniture,a bed and a mattress and even clothing.I saved the rest to be used for paying school fees for my child who is sitting for his class eight exams this year.
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of my second transfer to buy steel door and two windows. I bought sand and cement which I have used to plaster my house and also paid laborers who renovated my house. The remaining amount , I have kept aside to use in buying a cow for rearing.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I now have a beautiful house which I never thought I could live in and this makes me very happy. Thank you for the transfer
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to plough a piece of land I leased. Being that my children had worn out clothes,I also bought them some new clothes and now they dress well. The remaining amount I spent to buy food for my children.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer,I was so happy. It came at the time I did not expect it. I am grateful to GiveDirectly.
access_time 8 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to adequately cater for my families basic needs. I am just a casual worker and the wages I earn are very meagre so often my family lacks essential items like nutritious meals.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am with my family and friends as we chat and share our experiences of the day. This often makes me very happy because we get to relax after a hectic day.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is a blessing to me because I can improve my lifestyle by buying some livestock like cows and even repairing my dilapidated house.