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Martin's family
raising livestock
Standard Kenya
Upcoming Stage
3rd Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on my mother in law's burial (10, 000 KES). I also bought house construction materials worth 36,000 KES and will build a house once I receive the last transfer .
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I have been able to assemble house construction materials so far . This would not have been possible without GD due to the heavy burden of having the responsibility for my family as well as my parent, and every coin I have been earning has been going towards feeding.Thank you GD for making this possible.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 9 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent most of the first transfer to buy 1 sack of maize since there was a lot of hunger in our village. The remaining balance l spent to buy mattress since l was sleeping on a very thin mattress which was not comfortable.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment l received the transfer l was very happy, because l was not sure l could get this a mount.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that my income is very low and the price of maize has gone up making it difficult for me to afford buying the maize in order to feed my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I go to the farm to plow it. This makes me happy as eventually I will be able to harvest maize and kales that I can use to feed my family.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money makes me happy as I didn't expect that I will get visitors from Give Directly who will also turn out to give me cash hence I am also humbled by their gesture.