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47900 KES ($477 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I had a single-roomed house which I felt was too small to fit my big family so when I received the third transfer I used it to build a bigger house.
50000 KES ($485 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy building materials that I am planning to use to build a anew house. The current house is too old and not in a very condition. I also never had furniture before so I bought some too.When I look at my living room I feel so good as its neat and presentable.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am soon having a a nice house. I also feel so good when I look at my house,it's so neat because of the furniture. I thank GiveDirectly for this.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 8000 KES of the first transfer on buying sheets, bought school uniform of 1000 KES and spent the rest of the transfer on buying food for the family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The message was delivered in my phone while I was outside washing utensils then my son called me to inform me that I had a message. The moment I read the message I was so happy, shared it with my child and thanked God for it.
access_time 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend my transfer on building my house since I don't have one at the moment. I plan to spend the rest of the transfers on expanding my business of selling clothes.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I have a daughter in secondary school. I have managed to pay her school fees from the money I do get from my business.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life was losing all my properties in a tragedy where a storey building collapsed in Nairobi.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when cleaning my new rented house.