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Kirestina's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on a lorry of sand in preparation for building (7,000 KES), 3 sheep (9,000 KES),3 bags of dry corn for consumption (10,000 KES), 4 sets of school uniform and shoes for my orphaned grandchildren (4,000 KES) as well as 2 blankets and a mattress (9,000 KES). The rest of the cash I am still saving to help me build a house when I am ready.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that my family is getting enough to eat, my grandchildren are learning comfortably snce they have everything that they need. In addition,the sheep I bought have started multiplying and consequently I will soon have wealth.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has lifted the lives of poor people especially in housing.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($486 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying building materials as I prepare to put up a new structure and bought uniforms for my children.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is seeing my children go to school in nice uniforms and having livestocks of my own.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on starting a business of selling second hand clothes so as to get income to feed and provide for my family.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to spent my upcoming transfer on building a better house as my current house is too old and can collapse any time.
access_time over 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We have planned to rebuild our house which is very old and the remaining amount we will use it to buy a cow that we will be milking.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that we have taken all our children upto secondary school and they are now doing small jobs.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship was losing my two daughters whom I had taken upto college. They had just started working as teachers but death cut them short.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of our day is when we have something to eat with other grandchildren.