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I spent my second transfer on building a decent spacious house in my homestead and now I no longer stay in a small squeeze house in my parent's -in-laws homestead.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the joy I have regained from having my own homestead which has enhance small
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the larger part of my first transfer on buying a solar lamp 6000 KES and now I longer incur the expenses of buying paraffin frequently. I bought a half bag of maize 2000 KES for my family's consumption and shoes for my children too 1,000 KES. I also paid debt 1000 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 jumped out of joy since I was not expecting it as some of my community members were spreading rumors that GiveDiretly is just giving out pranks hence the eligible recipients wont receive any money. I am thankful to GiveDirectly for keeping its word of uplifting the living standards of the poorest household in the community by giving out unconditional cash transfers.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
How to feed my family
What is the happiest part of your day?
In the evening when we get meals as a family
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I was happy since it is an intention to improve our life.