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Caroline
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
31
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used the whole of my third transfer to construct a new house in my new home since I was still living in my in-laws' compound.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I have now constructed my house in my own compound, separate from my in-laws according to our culture; something that would not have happened by now. I am really grateful to Give Directly.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
The activities planned by Give Directly in our community were all done well.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
From mmy second transfer, I bought cement at 15,000 KES, spent 20,000 KES to pay school fees, bought more stock for mu business worth 10,000 KES and the remaining 3,000 KES, I spent on food and other household expenditures.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have paid a whole year's school fees hence my children were not sent home, I no longer ask people for money as I have a business.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
The token payment was spent on paying school fees for my child in secondary school.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to plaster the walls and floor of my house and also buy some seats.
 
Enrolled
access_time 3 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Am planning to use part of the money to buy furnitures for my house, pay school fees for my children in secondary school and also plastering the floor and walls of my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is building this house. I used to live in a grass thatched house but now I have a iron sheet house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship av faced in my life is I don't have a stable job and paying school fees for my children is very hard. My husband is also drunkard and he can't assist me financially.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am able to get menial work and get money so I can provide food for my children.