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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 completing the building of my mothers house in the village. I then invested the rest in a business where I get irish potatoes from Molo and sell to my customers in Kisumu and the businessis doing very well.
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 have been able to start a business and move form the village to town to make a living for myself and my children all thanks to the transfers I received from give directly.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give directly has no bias they help everyone irrespective of their age or sex. I do not see any weakness or fault in the organizations operations .
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on payment of school fees for my three children,bought building materials for renovation of the house with the next transfer,expanded my business to get more income and spent part of the transfer on food and decent clothes for the children and I .
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have managed to expand my business and feel relieved because I don't have to combind the business with the odd jobs so as to support the family.Right now, I only concentrate on my business which is doing very well.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to pay 4,000 KES school fee for my child in high school, bought one still window for my mother at 3,000 KES, clothes for last born and I at 2,000 KES then used the rest on food for the house.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to spend my upcoming to expand my tomatoes and shoe business, pay school fee for my two children then rent a house with the rest.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the money to pay school fees for my children. Secondly l would wish to expand my business to generate more income . Lastly l would like to rent my own house to avoid living in my village to prevent shame from my community.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l have struggled to pay school fees for my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of money to expand my business to generate more income to sustain my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the afternoon when practicing chore with my fellow christians.