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Janeth's family
Small business
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
53075 KES ($521 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Initially, we had almost nothing to eat in our family following the adverse impacts of the maize lethal necrosis disease that destroyed our main stable food. Moreover, we used to reside in a tiny one roomed house. Currently, we look smart and healthy because we have adequate food of different varieties in our household. Unlike before receiving GD's transfers, we currently have three cattle, something that we never had hope of owning. Finally, we have a new two roomed house, meaning more space for our family.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In your opinion, GiveDirectly does well in virtually everything. I greatly I appreciate the way GD enrolled the recipients and support almost everyone in the society. Hence, I find nothing that GD is not doing well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spend my second transfer on buying two oxen for fattening so as to resell and to buy cows. Cows will reproduce and multiply to make a large herd. Eventually, I will sell the cows and buy a piece of land. Moreover, I bought three sacs of maize because we had none in our store following the maize lethal necrosis disease that destroyed our crops. Additionally, I bought two goats that are meant to multiply so that I sell to gain more income for topping up the money for buying more pieces of land.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
55000 KES ($546 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is happiness since I now have a cow which I did not have before and anytime time soon I will not be buying milk anymore.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was filled with great joy the moment I received the money.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfers to buy a cow worth 30000 KES and a sheep worth 2000 KES, 90 Kg of maize worth 2000 KES and used the remaining amount to build a one room house.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is a great opportunity for me,I am going to expand my baking business together with buying a dairy cow.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is the morning.The joy of waking up healthy to a new day of opportunities to better my life is what makes it the best part of my day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I faced in my life the famine that has been there since last year.We have been planting maize and other crops with little or no yields at all,putting food on the table is a hard task considering that I do not have a reliable source of income.It really breaks my heart when my kids are crying because of hunger.