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I spent a larger portion of my second transfer on buying cement, murrum and sand that I used in plastering my house. I also paid school fee of 10000 KES and used 3000 KES on boosting my business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My house was in a very bad state but I managed to cement it so now it looks like other houses in the village. I am so happy and proud about it.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
What did you spend your token payment on?
I spent my first transfer on cultivating my farm at 5,000 KES, paid 3,000 KES deposit for a solar lamp, am still having the rest of the transfer for any emergency. Am now happy that my farm is going to produce very good yields.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was at a retail shop to as for sugar on credit when I heard a message alert on my phone, only to discover that I received the transfer form GiveDirectly. I just sat down and prayed within my heart thanking God for such a great blessing at such a time of dire need. May God bless GiveDirectly.
access_time 5 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship at the moment is less income that cannot carter for the increasing expenses in my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the afternoon I feel relax at least I've reached half day and I can gauge how my day will end too.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money has brought back happiness in my life. Ever since my husband died it has not been a smooth road for me. I am planning to go back to my second hand clothes business as well as boosting my porridge selling business to increase my family's income. The rest on my children's fees and cement my house.