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Carolyne's family
Carolyne
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
30
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($463 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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The recipient was not asked any questions as part of this follow up.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
Before eceiving financial aid from Give Directly, I had a small house which had also grown old. I therefore dedicated a total of 42000 KES to the construction of a new house for my family when I received the second transfer. The balance was used to buy a solar lighting system to save my family the expenses of buying paraffin on a daily basis.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now live in a bigger new house which has really helped me regain my dignity and self esteem. I feel so confident talking with my peers because I am at par with a majority of them now, thanks to Give Directly.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on seeking medication for my child who was sick, bought utensils and two bags of maize to sustain my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so excited when I received the money because it would help me to seek medication for my child.
 
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access_time almost 5 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have is how I can raise school fees for my children. We are not employed and the little we are getting is not enough for food and school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is Anytime of the day when I get money to buy food for my children. This makes me feel happy because during that time I do not have stress on how my children are going to eat.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I am a tailor but I have no place like a shelter to start my business so receiving this money is going to boost my business by building a structure for my tailoring business and other things like building a toilet.