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Sophia's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($464 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying roofing iron sheets to expand my house as previous it was tiny and couldn't accommodate my family comfortably. I also spent part of the transfer on buying food to feed my family.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The difference in my life than if I never receive the transfer is the descent house I'm living in now. I don't experience stress hence my health has also improved.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GD has done well by sending direct unconditional cash to the poor people in the village. GD has not done well by skipping other house in the village.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used a good part of the money to buy a cow that will be giving me milk for sale hence an additional source of income.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I now have a cow to graze unlike before. Am now equal to other villagers who own one.Soon it will start giving me milk that I will use in my household and for sale.Thank you Givedirectly
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the first transfer on buying sofa set seats 5,000KES, cooking pots 6,70KES,clothes for the children 1,000KES,20 tins of maize 1,800KES and food for my family 1600KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend the upcoming transfer on renovating my house from a two roomed house into a three roomed house to fit my family and I.I am also planning to buy household furniture such as chairs.
access_time over 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend my transfer on buying a sewing machine and set up a dress making business in our nearest market for income generation,I also intend to use the transfer on enrolling my disabled child into an institution for the mentally challenged and lastly pay school fees for my other children in primary school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I'm proud for having saved money from farming and bought household items like furniture and utensils.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I'm facing currently is on making ends meet and on paying school fees for my children,I depend on farming for livelihood and in some cases we get very little harvest to sustain us.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I'm cultivating in my farm,this is the only source of income we have hence I dedicate most of time on it.