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I spent my second transfer on buidling a new 3-roomed house (45,000 KES ) and buying 2 sheep (5,000 KES)
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that for the first time in 5 years, I am having proper shelter,a house that does not leak, and I have sheep that I intend to multiply to support me with regard to future school fee for my children.Thank you.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
What did you spend your token payment on?
When I received my first transfer, I spent it on food and 2 goats. I decided to spend on 2 goats since they would facilitate education of my 3 children, who are currently in primary school, whey they reach secondary school.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt very excited. I realized and confirmed that Give Directly is very honest and reliable.
access_time 5 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that there is a time that I got very sick and got admitted in hospital. This drained me financially and I had to sell some of my cows in order to settle the medical bill.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I got to my farm to do some plowing. This makes me happy because when I finish plowing my crops which include maize and beans grow, I will be able to have a good harvest that I will use to feed my family.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money makes my heart to be filled with joy as I am very thankful that I got enrolled. This means that I will be able to afford farming equipments like a plowing machine and a cow that will enable me to plow with ease.