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I spent my second transfer on catering for the burial of my father-in-law at 30,000 KES, paid 10,000 KES school fee for my three children in primary school, I then used the rest of the cash to boost my second-hand cloth business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that my children are no longer being sent out of school due to fee arrears as before because I payed the better part of the fees. Am also happy that my cloth business is now doing better and am able to cater for the needs of my family effectively. Thanks to GiveDirectly.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the whole of the first transfer to pay school fee arrears for my children who are in secondary and primary school, after they were sent home for school fee arrears.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment l received the transfer l was very happy that, l withdrew it immediately and took it to school since it found when all my children were sent home for school fee arrears.
access_time 7 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing currently is being in a situation where I cannot cater for all my family needs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when selling clothes to my customers.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I am going to expand my business of selling clothes and also pay school fees for my son in college.