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Dorothy
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
29
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($464 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on 20 pieces of roofing timber,30 pieces of round poles and 15 bags of cement which I use to build a semi-permanent.since I had a grass thatched house which was leaking.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of my second transfer on purchasing 30 pieces of iron sheets that I planned to use in construction of a house to replace my grass thatched house that I currently occupy. Besides that, I boosted my charcoal business which had run short of operational funds. Finally, I purchased a cow which I intended to raise as a domestic animal.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the joy I have found with the construction of a new house that am yet to begin. I can't imagine how sweet life will be in an iron roofed house, something I had admired for so long.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying household expenditure 1000 KES . I paid school fees for my two children 1000 KES. I started a charcoal vending business 6000 KES.I also bought my clothes for remembrance 1000 KES.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I received my first transfer in the evening while in my house,I felt very happy since no one has never sent me money the way GiveDirectly did hence I was certain of my living standards improving to the better.I can say that I now have started a charcoal vending business thus making a daily income and from the profits I am support my family's by providing them basic needs.
 
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access_time over 4 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is staying in a rental house,I do this because I do not have a house at home and it is so expensive.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening because this is the time I usually sell well at my business.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I am happy because I feel my life is going to change in the near future.When I get this money and build my own house,I will nolonger pay for rent and my income will increase hence a change in my living standard.