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Bethline
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
23
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used a larger portion of the transfer to built a larger house because the one I had was too small. I also bought some foodstuffs for family consumption.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I now have a spacious house which hold all my belonging. I've been in a small house for so long because of financial constraints.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GD has really improved the lives of the poor. Up to now I don't know what GD doesn't do well.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on purchasing a metal box to keep my clothes,bought decent clothes for the family members since the other ones were very old,bought enought food that will take atleast three months and used most of the transfer to buy building materials, hoping to put up my homestead very soon.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the joy that my family and I have.we are assured of every meal in the house because I bought enough food that can even go for three months,we did not get any yield in the long rain season and this will save us alot.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the first transfer on paying school fee of 3000 KES and used the rest of the money on buying both steel door and window.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to spend the upcoming transfer on building a new bigger house because the current house I have is too squeezed and is almost falling.
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on starting a grocery shop in the village so that I can have a sustainable source of income.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is installing electrical power into my house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is lack of a steady source of income. I only rely on casual jobs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I have found some work to do for pay.