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Jalen
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
subsistence farming
faceAge:
43
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($483 USD)
access_time 4 days ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
Initially, I lived in a mud house that was really exposing us to a lot of dusts and therefore when I received my third transfer, I cemented the walls and floor of the house. Since then, we no longer suffer from excessive dusts-I don't need to clean the house all the time to eradicate dust hence having more time to work on my farms.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy building materials that I used to plaster my house that was initially made of cow dung and I had to smear more frequently to maintain it. I also bought food using the remaining amount.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a nice plastered house. I no longer have to smear using cow dung anymore. I thank GiveDirectly for making my work easier.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received my first transfer, I used it to buy 11 bags of cement at a total cost of 9700 KES, which I am planing to use in plastering my house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so happy the moment I received my money because I was foreseeing myself succeeding in my projects.
 
Enrolled
access_time 10 months ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have in life is that I have been sick, I was beaten by a snake and need to go to hospital but I don't have enough money for a proper treatment.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I have been able to put food on the table for my family as we eat together.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
By Receiving this money I feel so good and blessed because finally am going to buy my ox that will ease my farming since it is my only source of livelihood