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48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I invested half of my third transfer on my clothes selling business which I had started earlier with my second transfer. I spent the other half on my husbands watermelon growing business.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Receiving the transfers has made my life different in that I now own a business and do not have to depend entirely on my husband for financial support. The two businesses have improved our financial ability to meet family needs.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give Directly has done well in helping us plan for our transfers prior to receiving them. This has enabled us make appropriate and wise decisions on how to spend our transfers.I can't point out anything that Give Directly has not done well.
50000 KES ($490 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent half of the second transfer to increase the stock in business, and another half I invested in farming.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Through my business I can now support my family fully and my children no longer sleep without food, beside that I'm able to generate income through farm produce and save the rest for future use.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy maize for 3200 KES, 3000 KES i gave my husband to purchase water pump fuel for irrigation, 3000 KES i spent to add stock for my kiosk business.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to start horticultural farming with my upcoming transfer.
access_time over 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer on buying melon seeds, paying for labour and other farm inputs, so as to expand our water melon project.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is the fact that I have always supported my children through their education, by paying their school fees and buying them other necessities.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is lack of enough food for my big family, and especially because of the cost of living which has gone up.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am working in the farm.