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Martha's family
Martha
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
31
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on paying 37,000 KES school fee for my son in high school, bought a sack of maize at 3,500 KES, I then used the rest of the transfer on house up keep.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that I managed to clear school fee for my son for the whole year. My family now seems healthy due to good food, thanks to GiveDirectly.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly does well by well by being truthful and keeping their promises. GiveDirectly should give us more money.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the second transfer on paying school fees 38,000 KES and also bought a cow 12,000 KES .
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have paid school fees for my child hence my child has not been sent home for school fees the whole of this year.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid a school fees of 9500 KES and bought maize with 400 KES
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
We are planning to educate my son ( pay school fees) in form one with the upcoming lumpsum payment.
 
Enrolled
access_time 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to pay school fees for my brother who is supposed to join a college and my son who is in secondary school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having started a small business selling groceries and also carrying out casual labour jobs. The money that I earned from all these activities enabled me to build my current house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to pay school fees for my brother and son. I fear that they may have to defer their studies if I am unable to raise the required fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning because I have not met anyone who can annoy me.