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Pamela's family
Pamela
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
50
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
When I received my third transfer, I rented 3 acre-piece of land where I grow maize and sugarcane worth 25000 KES and used the rest of the money for paying school fees for my 2 children in a secondary school. I hope farming will boost me financially even after the end of the cash transfers and again, education of my children is also a great I thing I will count later in my life.
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 transfer in that I have acquired more wealth that has elevated my status and worth for instance I have a goat and a cow. Besides, I have acquired a healthier life. Initially, I used to suffer from diabetes but I couldn't seek for medication since I never had means of doing so.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my own opinion, what Give Directly does well is that it sends us money directly, however, it could consider other aspects of household developments like electricity installation. Some of us had more commitments that led to some of the basic needs being forgotten.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on wiring my house since my children needed to study effectively.I also payed school fees for my children,bought 4 goats and ploughed.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I no longer buy paraffin for lightning.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on paying school fees for my children.I also bought a goat and 40 kilograms of maize.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on paying school fees for my children.I also want to plough 1 acre of sugarcane,dig a latrine and buy 4 goats.
 
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access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer on school fees for our children. We are also planning to spend our transfer to buy some livestock, and also to buy materials and construct a new latrine.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is building our current house, and supporting our children through their schooling.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is the burden of paying school fees for our children who are still in school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am serving my husband his favourite cup of porridge.