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47900 KES ($474 USD)
access_time 1 month ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of my last transfer to plaster my house as a memorial of Give Directly in future and also to staying in a nice house. The remaining balance l spent to buy one bag of maize for my consumption.
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 10 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent some amount to buy building materials like iron sheets, timber and nails which I have used to build my house. I bought clay which I have used to renovate my house, I bought three goats for rearing. I bought bedding and the remaining amount, I spent to buy sack of maize for consumption.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I now have a bigger and more spacious house than the one I was living in before which was much smaller. Thank you GD for changing my life
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first to pay school for my daughter who is in secondary school. I am happy I managed to clear her fees. I also bought a sack of corn for my family consumption.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer,I was so happy. I did not believe it and gave my son to confirm the Mpesa message to me.
access_time 1 year ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is being a widow and a sole breadwinner of my family. This at times burdens me so much especially when I'm not able to fetch for my family and my children miss going to school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning hours when I wake up in the morning because to me it's a privilege from God for me so see another day.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I am so excited to be amongst the recipient and I believe this is God's blessings upon my family.