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Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
54
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($463 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on repairing my house that I had constructed using my second transfer. I am happy it is now so neat and presentable. The remaining I spent on growing rice. This is the main economic activity in my area. This is enabling me take care of my family.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying ]soil and using for repairing my house to make it look better. I then spent some on buying a sack of corn for feeding my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that my house now looks better than it was all thanks to GD transfers.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent part of my first transfer to pay school fees for my daughter in secondary school. I then bought fertilizers to be used on my rice farm and the remaining amount was spent on buying food.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
My husband had just left the house to borrow money to buy fertilizers to be used on the rice farm, when I received the money from GiveDirectly on my phone. I felt so happy and shouted with joy and quickly called back my husband to share the good news.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 2 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I'm planning to spend my transfer on paying school fees for my three children in secondary, I also intend to cement the floor of my current house and lastly use the remaining amount to start a small business of selling foodstuffs.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm proudest of is having saved money from rice farming and used it to pay school fees for my children in secondary school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I'm facing in my life is on paying school fees for my children in secondary school, I have no proper source of income to help meet all these needs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I'm attending to my vegetables my farm.