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Judith's family
Casual labour
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($474 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
Looking back I couldn't afford even three meals in a day hence having my own homestead seemed like a dream hence I spent my third transfer on building my own homestead which I lacked the most . I also bought four plastic chair and a couple of bedding.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying a ox 15000 KES and two bag of maize for my family's consumption 11700 KES. I bought a suitcase 2500 KES and four pairs of shoes 1000 KES. I bought household utensils 5000 KES, bedding 2400 KES . I also celebrated a sabbath 5000 KES and other household
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest differences in my daily life are GiveDirectly has improved my living standards positively, truly speaking affording household utensils was a problem and now I have household utensils hence I am cooking easily and comfortably as opposed to before.I also have an ox which I am counting as my own.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent most of the transfer to buy 1 sack of maize being that it was one of the main thing I was lacking in the house, the remaining balance l spent to buy food for my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment l received the transfer l was very happy because l was not sure that I would receive this money.
access_time over 7 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardships was when my first wife took everything we worked for and went away. We had to start life from zero.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I have people or friends around as we make stories because it helps me forget my problems.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is a blessing to this family, we are so happy because it is going to improve our livelihood.