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I used a portion of the transfer to repair the walls and floor of my house. Built an iron roofed kitchen. Paid my two children in high school fee. I also purchased corns for family consumption.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I'm no longer a laughing stock in the village. People were laughing at me that my house was in a bad state and I didn't want another man to inherit me after the demise of my spouse so that he can repair it.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
What did you spend your token payment on?
I spent my first transfer on paying fee for my children in primary school, ploughed my farm and bought a half a bag of maize to sustain my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so excited when I received the money because I didn't have any.
access_time 5 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have in my life is lack of a stable source of income. I have three children in school with huge fee arrears that am required to clear but my income is to low.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am having dinner with my family. I feel very happy because they are source of my pride and I love them.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money makes me happy. I have struggled for long to get a reasonable income that I can use to boost my small business but in vain. I thank Give directly for enrolling me as a recipient and I hope to bring change to my life.