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Jeckoniah's family
subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($466 USD)
access_time 9 days ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I live with my nephew who is a bright orpan. He had been sent home for school fees but since his parents died, he couldn't get school fees from anywhere or anyone and therefore when I received my third transfer, I considered it a blessing giving him the money to clear the arrears and remain in school in order to learn and perform.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy two bulls for ploughing. Previously I had to wait for someone to complete ploughing his or her farm before mine is done being that the bulls belonged to them. Using the remaining amount,I spent on buying food and clothing for my children.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I can plough on time being that I have my own bulls. I do not have to wait for others to complete ploughing their farms before mine is done. I know I will be able to harvest on time too. I am grateful to GiveDirectly.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 9 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent most of the first transfer to pay school fee for my child who is in secondary school. The remaining balance l spent to dig a pit latrine which l am planning to build with second transfer.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment l received my money l was very happy that l that God for his blessings up me.
access_time 11 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is that I lost both my parents and brothers who left behind so many orphans that under my care and without a steady source of income, I have been struggling so much to fend for them.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when all my family members wake up in good health.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I feel so happy because receiving this cash means I will be able to start a small business which will provide a reliable income enough to sustain my family.