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47900 KES ($479 USD)
access_time 10 days ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used my last transfer to complete my house that I had built using my first and second transfer.I bought steel doors,windows and window panes that I fixed in my new house then plastered the whole house.
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on building a decent three roomed house since before that transfer I was staying in a grassed thatched house and this situation made me become a laughing stock and a failure in the eyes of the community members.Having access to grass has been challenging in our recent century. I also bought a half bag of maize and other foods for my family's consumption .
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have acquired a decent spacious three roomed house that I have been longing for in a long time as a result the bond between my husband and I has been strengthen since staying in a grassed thatched house lead to shame of being the laughing stack in the face of my villagers which brought household conflict and competition in the house. I am having a whole new life and I am thankful to GiveDirectly for helping us.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on 10 pieces of iron sheets in preparation for house construction, as well tractor services and land preparation in readiness for the planting season.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment when I received my money, we as a family celebrated since the money came quite on time; It happens that we live a grass-thatched house which has been leaking for long since we have no means, and we were fearing that the long April rains would catch up with and mess us up again, but we are happy that because of GD transfer this will not be so.
access_time over 1 year ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face is am unable to provide my family with enough food due to lack of finances. My child has not been able to join high school due to lack of school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest moment in my life is at night. It is the time I feel relaxed after facing different challenges in life.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When I receive this money, I will be able to build a better house compared to the thatched one that I currently live in. Upon receiving the amount, I will also be able to pay school fees for my child who is yet to join high school.