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Esther's family
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($475 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of my third transfer to buy land for us to get a place where we can put up a home since we do not have enough land and yet our family is big. The remaining balance l added into my savings and built a nice house.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying a piece of land 30,000 KES. I also built a spacious two roomed house in my own compound since I added some money by loaning my co-wife to make this project a success and now I longer stay in a small one roomed house in my parent's -in laws compound.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am happly living in a decent spacious two roomed house in my own homestead since I managed to buy my own land hence I no longer stay in a small one roomed house in my parent's -in laws homestead. I have also started a small grocery business hence I am more self- employed as opposed to before the transfer when was just a housewife.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a table, cushions, utensils, clothes and a half a bag of maize
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt very happy when I received the money because it gave me hope of buying a few household items that I lacked during that time
access_time over 7 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship I have faced in my life is, I fully depend on my husband because I don't have job, and this cause a lot of stress and depression to me.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning. I get to take breakfast.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving unconditional cash transfer from Givedirectly means I will be able to have my own home where I have full Control. When I think of having my own home,brings a lot of joy to my family.