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Killion's family
Killion
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Teaching
faceAge:
35
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($486 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used a portion of the transfer to settle my collage fee. I ues a portion of the transfer to repair my house because it was in bad state. Besides, I spent the rest of the transfer on family foodstuffs.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I managed to settle my collage fee and I'm at the verge of graduating. Without GD support, I could have dropped out of collage due to financial inadequecy.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
What GD does well is that it reaches out to the recipient directly without engaging government officials. Having said that, GD have aught to issue the money in one go to allow recipient execute their desires in one go.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on paying my college fee for 30000 KES so that I can continue with my studies without any limitation. The remaining cash I spent on buying 6 goats for rearing.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is clearing my college fee that has eases my studies hence reduces the stress that I would have due to fee problems.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the whole of my first transfer to offset school balances of my children and my own.I am advancing on my field of study(education) to move from one job group to the next which would come with its benefits that would help with fending for my family.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on paying for next year school fees, my own and my children.
 
Enrolled
access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer on paying school fees for our children, and also to furnish our house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is building my own house with the money I saved from doing part time teaching job at a local primary school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing is the fact that some of our children have grown up but they don't have any place to sleep in, except in our main house, which is sort of embarrassing.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am taking either a cup of tea or porridge.