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Rose
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
32
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer to start a retail shop (kiosk) to earn a living and pay school fees for my children.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that with retail shop business I'am taking good care of family.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion,GD was very transparent in there work,never had any bribe issues.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($487 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer, I renovated my main house and fitted it with a steel door and 3 steel windows. Before then, it was leaky and again, it had weak doors and windows that could as well make us vulnerable to theft cases.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that currently, we live in a better house; one with a more robust doors and windows, and new iron sheets. We are no longer afraid of our house being broken into and our valuable items being stolen.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy ten iron sheets and other building materials that i used to construct a new house. My old house was leaking.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
If i get the upcoming transfer,i will use it to plaster my house and fix the windows. I will also buy food for my family.
 
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access_time over 7 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the money to build my own home. Secondly l would wish to open another business to help me sustain the money. I would also like to expand on farming to increase food security for my family. Finally l would like to use the rest of the money to pay school fees for my children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Being that my husband was just a watch man and through hard we have managed to build our own house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is low source of income and my worry is that our children are soon joining high school and we do not have proper source of income to educate them.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening after doing casual jobs and getting money to buy food for my family.