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48200 KES ($469 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on paying school fee for my children whoa re in high school and college. I then bought 2 steel doors which were installed on my house. The rest of the transfer was spent on buying a sack of corn and food items for my family's feeding.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I have to say the biggest difference that I have seen is that my children are able to attend school because I was able to settle their school fee which would never have been possible without the help I received from Give directly.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, the organization did well in snding the money directly to us and not using third parties who would have tampered with the money. I suggest that if possible we could be added a small token on top of what we were given.
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on paying college fee for my 3 children because being in a polygamous family, my husband retirement benefit only educate my co-wife children.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is hopefully my children will complete college and educate there sibling.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on paying school fee 5,500 KSH, buying kitchen wear 2,000 ksh, ploughed my farm 1,000 KSH, bought rice seedlings 5,00 KSH, the remaining amount I bought food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to spend my upcoming transfer on paying for my children school fee and to renovate my house.
access_time over 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on school fees for my children, and also for other children who I live with and support.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is saving some money and buying household items, so that my house looks nice.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is sickness. I have pneumonia, which needs serious medical attention, but I have yet to get the money required for that.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when the weather is warm and I don't feel much discomfort that comes with pneumonia.