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48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on constructing a new house using 20000 KES. I then used 16000 KES to pay school fees for my daughter in secondary school. The balance was used to buy cement which I will use to plaster my house to make the walls more durable.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I had a big problem paying school fees for my children but the transfers eased it for me. Ialso used to repair the walls of my old house from time to time because rainwater was eroding it very easily, which was so tasking. This has however stopped since I now have a good on my house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
All the activities implemented by Give Directly were well implemented since there have not been any complain in the community. We are all grateful for the transformation Give Directly has caused in our lives.
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to pay school fees for 26,000 KES for my child in secondary school and then spent the rest to buy 18 iron sheets as part of construction materials to construct a bigger house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that my child goes to school regularly without constantly being sent home for school fees and I therefore know that she will do well.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first cash transfer to pay school fees worth 5000 KES,bought clothes 2300 KES,maize 1500 KES and did shopping with the rest of the money
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming cash transfer to build a big house, pay school fees and buy chairs.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to use my transfer on school fee, I have one child in high school and another in the University. I also plan to expand my fish vending business so as to increase my income and purchase a motorbike to facilitate me with the transportation of products to the market.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have worked hard selling fish to educate my children and one is currently in the University.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in life is that I lack a proper source of income because I operate a very small business that earns me very little income. I therefore lack money to properly feed and educate my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I come back home to my family after work and I have money for food.