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48200 KES ($468 USD)
over 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I invested a larger portion of the transfer in farming activities. I also used the rest to purchase other household items.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The difference in my life is that my land which has been lying fallow due to inability to till them has been turned to a productive use and soon will cultivate from them.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Whad GD does well is that it give free and ready cash without demanding for refund. For now I'm not aware of what GD doesn't do well.
50000 KES ($481 USD)
almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spend my second transfer on paying university fees for my son to enable my son sit for his exams.I also ploughed my land and bought food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that my son was able to sit his exams.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on paying school fees with 10,000 KES
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on my farming business
over 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer on school fees for our children. We will also spend our transfer on iron sheets to renovate the roof of our house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is being able to work hard in the farm and to grow some food for our family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we are facing in our life is the outstanding fee balances that our children have in school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am tidying up the compound and then I take my breakfast.
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