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48200 KES ($480 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I had enlarged and renovated my previous house with the first and second transfer,so when I received the third one,I completed it by plastering and painting it.I then paid my children's school fees with the rest of the money.
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
LSince I was living in a very small dilapidated house, when I received my second transfer, I dedicated the whole of it on constructing a bigger new house with iron sheets and steel door and glass windows. My new house is very strong and attractive, with a separate kitchen and has given me dignity in the community.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now have a new spacious house that comfortably accommodates my family and I am not worried anymore about where to accommodate my visitors too. I am really grateful to Give Directly for restoring my dignity.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received my first transfer, I spent 5500 KES on a lorry of sand, I paid school fees for my 2 children with 4000 KES and we spent the remaining 500 KES on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
When I will receive my second transfer, I will plaster the walls and floor of my 3 room house and buy a cow.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
My plan is to buy cement,sand ,stones and pay work man to cement my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My achievement is that my children do not go hungry,and they are going to school well despite the fact that i am a widow.This makes me so proud.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is that I do not have a stable income to support my family .
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is when I am resting in the evening after work.