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Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
subsistence farming
faceAge:
66
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($462 USD)
access_time 4 days ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my second transfer to buy a diary cow so that when it gives birth it will provide me with milk then the remaining money I used to build a shelter for the cow it is a grade cow and when left outside it may contact diseases.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
With the help they give people I see nothing thy have not done well all they have done is good in my opinion.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I am happier now since I have my own cow that I will milk soon and am less stressed nowadays.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on timber, nails which I have used to renovate the house I was living in which was in a bad shape and the remaining amount, I spent to pay laborers who renovated my house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
When I received the money, I was very happy and felt good because I was now going to repair my house which had cracks all over and this made me very happy.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now live in a better house than the one I was living in
 
Enrolled
access_time 12 months ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
My plan is to buy one dairy cow and this way,I will be able to sell the extra milk to generate some income, I also plan to renovate my current house and use the remaining amount to buy food for my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement was two years ago when I got some money after harvesting sweet potatoes and used the money to buy two goats which are now grown and already gave birth to kids.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship currently is on making ends meet, we've had a persistent drought which has made it very difficult to get good harvest to help sustain our families here in the village.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I'm cultivating in the farm since this is the only way I can sustain my family.