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Agnes
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Raising livestock
faceAge:
58
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
Initially, acute water shortage was one of my major challenges in my home. It was a daunting task trekking miles away looking for domestic water and therefore when I received my third transfer, I spent the whole of it on a 3000 L water tank. I can now proudly say that I am drought resilient courtesy of Give Directly.
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 cash transfer in that I am no longer vulnerable to excruciating effects of drought such as cholera as before. This is because I bought a large water tank that helps me in storing water.
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 in time, meaning that it is more reliable however, I feel that they still have a weak monitoring and evaluation system. I haven't seen them coming to us to see how we spent the money.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying a big water tank to store water since in my society we are always faced with water shortages and with the drought we are experiencing I though it wisely to take mitigation measures at an early stage.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am assured of accessibility to clean water despite the drought I am facing.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first cash transfer on paying school fees 5,000 KES, bought 10 tins of maize 750 KES and ballast 4,200 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to build rental houses with my upcoming cash transfer to enable me earn daily income.
 
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access_time over 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on paying school fees for my child who is in high school, and also to buy at least two dairy goats which I will rear to provide my family with milk for our consumption.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is the few goats and turkeys that I bought with the money I saved from my previous business of selling second hand clothes.
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, which is mainly because of the poor corn harvest in the last season.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am tethering my goats and feeding my turkeys.