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Rose's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
53075 KES ($531 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
There is really a big difference in that I have been able to establish a poultry farming and my children are well set to study. With the poultry business, I am able to generate some revenue and pay school fees and meet other household needs. This was not the case before I started receiving the transfers. I used to work a janitor and money earned was too little to sustain my household.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give directly has enabled people to construct new houses, purchase cows and also ease the payment of school fees for many children whose parents have been struggling to make ends meet. At least nowadays children are putting on good pairs of shoes. Although in my opinion, GD would have devised a method of ensuring that everyone uses the transfer in a good way. Many husbands are not giving a chance to their wives to plan on how to spend the money but instead spend the money on drinking alcohol.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the second transfer in many ways among them paying school fees for my five children in primary school, bought them school uniform, purchased new furniture in our household and I also started poultry farming after purchasing six chickens. I am looking forward to growing the poultry farming.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
55000 KES ($548 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am staying in a more spacious iron roofed house.I am happy my children are going to school when they are decent.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money I was very happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the money to pay school fees for my children and bought them school uniform.I also bought maize for family consumption and a cow worth 6000 KES. The remaining amount I build a spacious iron roofed house because we were staying in a small grass roofed house.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in my life is that we do not have enough food to eat as a family and this forces us to go to bed hungry most of the time.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I visit my farm to do some weeding. This makes me happy when I see my maize farm growing healthy without weeds.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will be able to buy iron sheets so that I can build a better house, buy clothes for my children and furniture for my house.