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I spent the larger part of my second transfer on buying a two pairs of sofa set seats 30,000 KES. I cemented my house into a semi-permanent house from a mud house .I fixed three steel windows. I paid school fees for my children who are in primary school and bought three full school uniform for them as a well.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the joy I have gained from living in a iron sheet house from a leaky grassed thatched house.I have also paid school fees for my three children with alot of ease.Thanks to GiveDirectly.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
What did you spend your token payment on?
I spent my first transfer on buying cement , sand and plastering 3 rooms of my current house (10,000 KES)
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt very blessed,and praised my God for providing me an opportunity to upgrade my house, thank you very much.
access_time 5 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face is the inability to provide for my family's basic needs being that our income is not consistent
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is mostly in the evenings when my children come back home from school and I am able to afirm that they are safe as they left home in the morning.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will be able to plaster my house and expand my small business of selling fish.