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I spent my first transfer on paying school fees for my child 4,000 KES who is in nursery school .I bought a school uniform 1000 KES. I also bought three fishing net to start a small scale fish vending business since my husband is a fisherman and this project will grow through his guidance 4500 KES
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first transfer,I felt very happy and I was certain of accomplishing most of my goals such as starting a small scale fish vending business hence at the moment I am no longer a housewife .I am thankful to GiveDirectly for supporting women empowerment as a value of development in the community through the financial Aid it sent.
access_time 3 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 all of my family's basic needs since I am not working and my husbands income is hardly enough.As a result, schooling,feeding and clothing my children is very hectic most of the time.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evenings when I am able to sit and relax after finishing all of my daily chores.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means the start of a promising future for my family.Through the transfer, my husband will be able to purchase his own boat and engine to be fishing with.This will enable him to earn more to support the family unlike presently where he is earning too little as a helper in someone else's boat.