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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?
The biggest difference in my life is that now I have my own cow. I never knew that one day I would buy a high breed cow which will me feed my family and also get some income from the sale of milk.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly did well by helping everyone in our village by giving the same amount of money despite their status in the village. I don't believe that GD were not able to do well in one way or the other but I love thier way of doing things in a transparent manner.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
The second transfer I spent KES 18000 to buy a high breed heifer. I also bought furniture at KES 11000. I fixed doors and windows to my house at KES 8000. I bought solar lights and battery which cost me KES 7000. I bought a radio(woofer) at KES 6000.
55000 KES ($546 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I now have a cow which I had no plans to buy anytime soon as I had no money for buying one.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money from GD, I felt so happy and shared the good news with my wife. That night I wouldn't slept well as the night seemed too long, I was so anxious to withdrew the money.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to built a house, buy a cow and spent some to buy food and clothes for my children. I am so happy having a cow which I didn't have before.
access_time 4 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My dream of providing a better life to my children than the one I lived was cut short when I dropped out of school in standard eight due to lack of school fees. I feel that if I had continued with education, I would have secured a well paying job. That's the biggest hardship I have ever faced
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening because i got rest after my daily farming activities.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means alot to me because my life will definitely change. I will use the money to start a business and improve my farming activities thus increasing source of income.