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48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer to buy a mattress and a bed since the one I had was small and uncomfortable. I bought a blanket and other household goods, the remaining amount, I spent to make a down payment on a plot of land I was purchasing and also bought a bull.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that, I now have livestock which I graze and also I have a kitchen where I cook and no longer cooks in the open. All this would not have happened without the transfer.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly did well in sending us money which has brought alot of development. I have not seen anything that Gd did not do well.
50000 KES ($488 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the larger part of my second transfer on partly buying a piece of land 20,000 KES which I still have a deficit of 50,000 KES to pay the owner . The land am staying in at the moment is too small thus I don't have a piece of land that I can give my children with my grandchildren to inherit. I built a kitchen 12,000 KES and a calf 13,000 KES . I also bought one bag of maize and other durable household items 5,000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest differences in my daily life is that I have my own calf which I am proudly rearing in my village. I also have a kitchen and now I no longer worry of being rained on while cooking at any time of the day.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying seats because i had no seats and spent the rest of the money on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on building a new house because the current one is in a poor condition.
access_time over 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to set up a business that will support my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement is that we have a house of our own which we didn't have before.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Our biggest hardship is lack of income,we are not able to do a lot of things because we don't have money.