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53150 KES ($528 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly does well buy giving us money to do what we had wished to do in our lives.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spend my second transfer on to pay part of the hospital bills for my spouse who was admitted to the hospital he has cancer unfortunately, he passed on.
55000 KES ($546 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am happier that I have paid my children's fees and that the level of my lifestyle has changed since I am building a better home for us.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received the transfer from Give Directly, I got so excited and happy. I knew i was going to sort out some issues.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used the transfer that I received to buy building materials such as iron sheets. I also bought food and clothing. I also paid school fees for my children.
access_time almost 2 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I am honoured for being selected as one of the very many cash transfer recipients. Now, I'll be able to build a house for my family and start poultry farming on a small scale level.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up feeling fine, energized and ready to carryout my plans for the day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Sometimes back, I had accumulated some savings that were intended for starting poultry farming. Unfortunately, I was struck by an acute malaria that prompted urgent medical attention that was very expensive. As a result, I used all of my savings in offsetting the medical bills rendering myself unable to start poultry farming.