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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life is so different now. We are happy and peaceful as a family. We have enough food and all that we need. Give Directly funds enabled me to own the cow which would have taken up to ten years to own. Pressing needs such as school fee (especially now that our children will be joining secondary school soon, a lot of funds will be needed) and food would have made it impossible to buy a cow at the moment, so I am grateful.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I received the transfer from Give Directly at around 4 pm at home and I was happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
Using Give Directly funds, I bought a cow worth 33000 KES , paid school fee 1000 KES, bean seedlings 3000 KES and the balance on food and clothes for my family.
access_time 7 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is lack of enough funds to help raise a happy family. We hardly had anything as a family and very often we could have family wrangles with my wife. It reached a point that we separated with my wife. She later went out to look for a job and the situation improved a bit.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I am done with the day's activities, this is the time that I can relax comfortably and have a good time with my family.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
We have always had plans of having a reliable dairy cow for the family. My wife has also been thinking about starting a poultry keeping business. All these plans have never come to reality as we have been struggling financially. Receiving this cash would enable us realize a good number of things that we have always wished for.