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47900 KES ($465 USD)
access_time 10 days ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on a second hand motorcycle. I had built with the first and second transfer and the only thing that was remaining was ways of facilitating my fish business-transportation from the lake to the market and therefore this could be solved by having the motorcycle that Give Directly enabled me to acquire.
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on plastering my house and fixing windows. I also bought chairs and ploughed my land.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am having good plants and expecting good produce from it.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 10 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on purchasing food for the family consumption, completed paying for a cupboard to own it so as to keep the utensils in a safe place and used most of the amount on paying workers to cultivate my parcel of land .
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer I was overjoyed. I was cultivating my parcel of land when I heard that message and upon reading it and realizing that it was from GiveDirectly, it all seemed like a dream. I rushed at home immediately to release the tention and went back to the farm afterwards.
access_time 12 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I had no capacity to construct a house and was at some point forced to rent a house for my family in center, this gave me a bad image within my extended family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I'm happiest in the morning because it's the time that I'm full of energy and have not had an argument with anyone.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
The transfer will enable me complete construction of my house and start a small business that will generate consistent income, this will result to financial sustainability to my family.