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47900 KES ($462 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I use my third transfer on buying household items such as bedding, utensil and furniture,then plaster my house and start a business of selling vegetables for my daily income.
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer, I used most of it to construct a new house with 35 new iron sheets on the roof, since my previous house was small and old. I then spent 7000 KES to buy a cupboard and the rest used to buy clothes for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now have a bigger house that accommodates my entire family well, and I am grateful to Give Directly.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
With my first transfer, I bought a cupboard @6000 Kes and a sheep @2500 Kes. I then spent the rest of the money on buying food and children clothes.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received the transfer, I felt so grateful to God and GD because no one can ever give you such amount of money with no strings attached.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Not being in a position to pay my children's school fees in time
What is the happiest part of your day?
During the day, because am always going through the day's activities
What does receiving this money mean to you?
My family's main source of income is farming. Am glad i will be able to invest in another business and also build a bigget house foe my family