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48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on repairing our motorcycle that broke down several months ago. Being a commercial motorcycle and the only source of income my family had, its breakdown brought us more sorrows. Life became so challenging without any source of income, and with our recurrent needs demanding for daily satisfaction. We lost hopes and could not imagine of living a better life again. We are so proud today with GiveDirectly for having revived these lost hopes and bringing us back to the track we were in before.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
GiveDirectly has brought a lot of changes in my life and my family as a whole. The fact that daily needs are much accessible is something worth appreciating. Thanks a lot to the organisation and wish it all success it needs to accomplish its mission.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has worked so well to an extent that even those whose villages have not been visited, long so much for the organisation.
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent two cows worth 36000 KES for ploughing and milking,i bought three goats worth 6000 KES. We used the remaining amount to invest in our family business of selling livestock.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have cows that i milk and get money and even feed on the milk. our family business is also doing well and i am happy.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my token to build a kitchen KES 7000 and bought food KES 2840.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to build a big house and buy a cow.
access_time almost 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer on paying my wife's dowry, built a new home, pay our son's secondary school fees and then buy more livestock.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our biggest achievement that we are proud of is being able to build up this iron roofed house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Our biggest harship that we faced is due to the fact that we have many children but have a low source of income so we find it hard sometimes to Carter for all their needs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Our happiest part of our day is when we go to work in our farm since from that we are assured of yield that will benefit us at the end of the day.