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48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my transfer on buying a cow which is almost calving and giving me milk and 1 sheep. i then bough a solar lighting system which has saved me from buying kerosene for my tin lamp. I then spent the rest of the cash on paying off some debt that I had taken to organize my husband's funeral.
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 because I was able to build a very nice house all because I got the transfers form Give directly.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, I like that the we were educated first before the transfer was sent. I suggest that the organization considers extending the transfers for a longer period of time.
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on building a new house,the previous one was smaller and i wanted to have a house that is spacious enough for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is having a spacious house fit for my family whereby one can move around freely without stepping on the other persons toes.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
l spent my first transfer to pay school fees worth 2500 KES, l also bought books and uniforms for my children worth 4500 KES the remaining balance l spent to buy food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
l am planning to build iron-roofed specious comfortable house since l am staying in leaking thatched house.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to buy a piece of land where I can build my own house.I would also like to buy two dairy cows that will supply my family with some milk and lastly I would like to start a shop business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is being able to provide and take care of my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship has been to live in a grass thatched house that is leaking and with the roof almost falling off, hence I live in fear of being attacked by diseases like pneumonia during cold seasons.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I'm happiest when weeding my farm in the morning because that is an activity that keeps me occupied and active.