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53075 KES ($514 USD)
access_time 17 days ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different from how it would have been in that, I have managed to purchase household items: chairs, tables, and other utensils. Something that would have taken me ages to do. Now my house looks presentable and more habitable than before. I can serve my guests using presentable utensils.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has given incredible support to the recipients they were supporting. This is evident from how the village members have, moved from one level of living standard to the next.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my transfer, I improved on my farming because it is my main source of income. This will help me generate more income come the time when GD will stop their transfers. I am determined to see my farming improve to a business.
55000 KES ($546 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am now proud because I know I will be able to get a bumper harvest at the end of the farming season, something that has always remained a dream for me for quite a long time.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so happy when I received the cash from the organization because I knew that finally I had the opportunity to expand my farming project.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used the money to use in my agricultural project where I normally plant tomatoes and kales in my three acre farm.
access_time 1 year ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a positive change in my. I am going to invest heavily on horticulture, I have the knowledge but capital is lacking.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when working in my Shamba because it is where I do get my food.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have been facing in my life is lack of a stable source of income. I am a casual worker and depends entirely on odd jobs. The availability of these jobs is unpredictable and you can can either miss or get.