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I spent my second transfer to buy a fishing boat (18,000 KES) , additional fishing nets (6,000 KES) as well as 32 iron sheets (25,125 KES) in readiness for building a better house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the tremendous improvement of my daily income, from the time I bought a fishing boat and additional fishing nets( 300KES-1,200 KES). It is far different from the time when I used hired equipment from which I used to make 200 KES - 600 KES on a bad and good day respectively.. As a result I will soon be able to raise the additional finances required for building a house.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent most of my first transfer to buy fishing ropes and hired a fishing boat which am using for my fishing business.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I have always longed to have my own fishing boat even if it is a hired one because I would not be paid peanuts which could not even help me take care of my family, and when I received the money, I was more than happy and immediately hired a boat and bought all fishing equipment which I needed for my business. Thank you Gd for the transfer.
access_time 6 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is meeting my basic needs, taking my children to school and getting money to build my own house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is morning, because that's when i am able to join my family members due to the fact that i am a fisherman, and i do fish at night, when i come back home safely and reunite with my family, it brings a lot of happiness.
How do other NGOs compare to GiveDirectly?
Receiving this money will mean a lot in my life because all along, i have been having a dream of having my own house, but it has not been practical due to lack of adequate resources. Now I'm confident that, it will come to realization.