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Florence's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($465 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
When I received my third transfer, I spent 28000 KES on a cow, 10000 KES on a heifer and cleared school fees balances for my 3 children in a secondary school. My third transfer really helped me a lot, I actually felt the relief on school fees burden.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because, educating my children had been a great challenge. I never had a stable source of income and therefore it I could always feel the stress of raising for them fees which Give Directly liberating me from. Again, I have acquired more wealth that can now act as my safety net.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, what Give Directly does well is educating us about the transfers before we receive it but what it never did well was giving us less transfers that could not enable us accomplish bigger projects.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy a cow that will give me milk to sell and consume, I spent part of it to pay school fees for my three children in secondary school so as not to have them sent back home for fees and the remaining amount was spent to buy two sheep to keep in my compound.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I have managed to pay school fees for my children and therefore I am less worried about them successfully completing their secondary education.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 10,000 KES to clear school fees arrears for my son and daughter. (Had withdrawal fees)
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to use part of the transfers for farming expenses and complete payment of school fees for my children.
access_time almost 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning expand on farming and do large scale,also to use the rest of the transfer in paying school fees for our children in form four and form one in the coming year.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
We have managed to educate our daughter up to form four and also ensured that we provide for the needs of our family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Our biggest challenge is paying school fees for our two children in school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is working on the farm,its where I spend most of my time and I enjoy doing that.