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I spent my second transfer on buying two cows at 30,000 KES, a sofa set at 15,000 KES, paid 2,000 KES school fee for two children in primary school, I then used the rest of the cash to buy fishing nets.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now have nice and decent seats, and am also happy that I have my cows which is a future financial security.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on paying 3,000 KES school fee for my three children in primary school, bought a sack of maize at 3,400 KES, bought a seat at 4,000 KES after adding some of the money to the rest of the cash. Am now happy that my children are not being sent out of school so often as before and they also have something to eat whenever they come back for lunch.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was very happy when I received the transfer because it proved that GiveDirectly is a truthful organization.
access_time 7 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship at the moment is paying my children's school. At the moment they are home because of lack of school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is during the day, when at least I get to mingle with my mates and sharing our family experiences.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a lot to me as I see it changing my life. I am planning to buy some piece of line where I can build and farm on. This has been my dream for years and I'm seeing it coming through with this money coming my way. Secondly, i am planning to settle my children's school fees. The rest of it I'm planning to boost my fish business and start up a grocery business too.