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Seline's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($478 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used this money to buy cows that I used to pay my own dowry. In addition that, I also bought household items such as house curtains. I also bought new steel doors and windows that I fitted into my new house. Finally I bought new fishing nets that we use to fish everyday.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on building an iron roofed house and digging a toilet.I also bought maize and uniform for my children.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a toilet in my home.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on purchasing fees for my children, bought cushions since the previous ones were old and used most of the amount on purchasing a bag of maize for the family consumption.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer I was very exited because the previous night I had only taken porridge with the family members and upon reading the message and realizing that it was from GiveDirectly, I went to withdraw the transfer and the first thing that I bought was food in my house.
access_time almost 5 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is lack of proper beddings. I used to spend nights without a blanket to cover myself and my children. I used to be rained on during wet seasons and was so prone to pneumonia.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening, after being paid from cheap labor that I offer and buying food for my household.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a lot of happiness and joy in my life. I hope to start small business that would be a better means of income. It also means the ability to pay fees for my children and purchase of furniture.