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I spent my second transfer on buying a music system at 6000 KES. I bought both gas and gas cylinder at 4000 KES. I bought clothes at 6000 KES. I used 9000 KES on business. I bought a cow at 16000 KES. I bought a bag of maize at 4000 KES and used the rest of the money on buying daily food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has really improved and I am happy because I managed to get most of the things I needed but I couldn't afford. This is the biggest difference in my daily life.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received my first transfer, I spent it on clothing and food for my household members. It was such a great boost in my life since I don't have a stable and adequate income that can sustain my household needs.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money from Give Directly, I felt very surprised. This is because, I never expected this money on that day, what I knew was that I would get it but the date was indeterminate.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life was being sick and couldn't afford to pay for my medication.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when selling fish to my customers.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I am going to afford paying school fees for my children.