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53075 KES ($526 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
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 if I never received the transfer in that I build a better and spacious house which was not possible before. I depend on small scale farming at home and getting money to build a house was a bit challenging.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiviDirectly does well by giving out money to the poor people in the community to improve the standard of living. I do not find anything that GiveDirectly did not do well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy a motorcycle to use as a taxi. This was giving us income daily to meet the daily needs of the family but unfortunately, it was stolen.
55000 KES ($546 USD)
access_time 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 bigger house compared to what I had before.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was so happy and gave all thanks to the almighty when I received money from GiveDirectly.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfers to buy a cow worth 20000 KES and used the remining amount to build a house for my family.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is a great news to me, I am happy and I am planning to spend my transfer to start a poultry project.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in morning, I am happy to see children happy and healthy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is the poor harvests due to drought in our area and this leads to lack of enough food in my family.