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48200 KES ($469 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my entire third transfer to pay school fees and school shopping for my child who was joining high school.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
If I had not received the money, I would not have manged to send my child to a boarding school and build a bigger house like the one am living in. Thank you GD.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly did well in leaving the recipients to prioritize their needs and spend the money on those needs. GiveDirectly did not do well by leaving some of the most vulnerable in the community like the old. Thank you GD.
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy 10 bags of cement for 9500 KES, 8000 KES i spent to buy building sand, 6000 KES i spent on labor to renovate the house, 10000 KES i spent to build a store and 14000 KES i spent to buy a cow.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is the good house i have and the cow which will produce milk.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 800KES on buying 2 blankets, and bought a matress @ 2,500KES for my children. i also spent 5,000KES on buying balast for cementing the floor of my house.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to save some money for my child whom I hope will join secondary school next year. I also plan to buy iron sheet, timber and nails, and buid an iron roofed house for my family.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to use part of the money to join teachers training college pay for my daughter's fees in high school and use the remaining to finish my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is, I got married when I finished standard eight while in my husband's house I enrolled in high school and did my "O" level and got a C" plain. Schooling when married so difficult but I managed.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship am facing is, my husband is working for a company but they have not been paid for the past five months, finding income to sustain ourselves I'd very hard.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am doing my household chores.