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Beatrice
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
27
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($463 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying two cows for milking. They act as my assets. Some part of the money I spent on buying a cupboard for my utensils.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I have managed to build a more spacious house. My living standards have also increased. I can say I am no longer poor.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GiveDirectly does well by giving us cash that is unconditionally. On the other hand I have not seen anything they do not well in.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on building an iron roofed house at 25,000 KES, used 24,000 KES on cultivation of rice then used the rest of the money on food for the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now have a very spacious house that accommodates me well with my children, unlike before when I used to squeeze myself with the children in one room. I also don't have to work on other people's farms anymore because I have my own rice plantation which gives me hopes of good yields.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy both steel door and steel windows to enhance the security of my house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received the money, I was very happy because I was now very sure that whatever I lacked, I was going to get.
 
Enrolled
access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the money to do poultry farming to generate income to sustain my family. Secondly l would wish to do farming in a better way to increase productivity. Finally l would like to open up a business to generate income to support my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that we have worked hard and built iron roofed house because we used to stay in a grass thatched house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack unreliable source of income to pay school fees for my children
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when all my family members are in good health.