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Elley
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
32
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different because I have hope that my child who is pursuing his high school education will one day give back to the parents. To be honest, he(my son) couldn't have joined high school because of financial constraint.
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used 38,000 KES to pay my son in high school fee. I also purchased family foodstuffs and other household items with the remaining amount.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
What GD does well is that it give the poor ready cash to invest the way they want, it doesn't restrict the beneficiaries on how to use the maney. As at now I don't see what GD doesn't do well.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying cushions at 2,500 KES,2 steel windows at 7,000 KES,a steel door at 7,000 KES,paid 16,000 KES on school fees and the remaining money is kept in my savings account for future use.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is enhancing the security of my house by buying a steel door and windows,unlike before when one would just kick my door and break into the house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the transfer to buy solarlump at 4000KEs the remaining balance l spent to buy basic needs.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to pay school fees for my children in secondary and to renovate my house.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to pay school fees for my son who is in secondary school. The remaining transfers will be used to buy household items like chairs and utensils.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having worked as a construction worker, I managed to save my wages for quite a while and eventually I managed to build my own house and bought some household items.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to pay school fees for my son who is in secondary school. If I am unable to raise the required fees he may have to drop out of school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening after finishing any tasks that I had planned for the day. I usually relax with my family and friends. We chat and laugh and this makes me feel very contented.