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50000 KES ($499 USD)
access_time 12 months ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I did spend my transfer 47,000 KES on house construction. I bought iron sheets, doors, nails, timber and also paid the workers. The remaining balance I spent on household expenses.
50000 KES ($485 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the larger part of my second transfer on paying dowry 28000 KES. I bought plumbing tools 12000 KES since I am a plumber by occupation. I also paid school fees arrears for the acquisition of my plumbing certificate which has taken me a period of two years to have it 10,000 KES .
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest differences in my daily life that I can mention are; I have paid dowry and now I have gain respect from my in-laws and as a result I don't feel indebted to them anymore as opposed to before the transfer. I have also acquire my plumbing certificate since was held by the institution I used to study in for a period of two years and now that I have my certificate I am more confident of applying for jobs opportunities which I am qualified for. Thanks to GiveDirectly.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a complete set of tool box for my jua kali activities hence income to feed and provide for my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
It was joyful receiving my money. I was very happy as I didn't have even a penny at the moment. Thanks to GD.
access_time over 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I intend to use the transfer on building another house for my family because my current one is in a poor state. Secondly,l will pay school fees for my children in primary school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Being able to study plumbing in Rotary training college is my proudest achievement. I get plumbing jobs and used the money on buying food for my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest challenge in my life is making ends meet.My weekly wages is not enough to support my family needs. Sometimes my family only take one meal a day because l don't enough have money to buy food.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of my day is in the evening after am from work.I take dinner with my family as we share about the day's activities.