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Ruth's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($464 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying food, one sack of maize, I also bought Iron sheet, polls and nails that I used in building a new house
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different because I was able to build a new house, were it no for Give Directly I wouldn't have my own home
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
What Give Directly does well is that they send money directly to us, it's confidential and more efficient. This has also empowered us in terms of decision making and now we are able to make our own decisions. Personally I have not seen anything that Give Directly hasn't done well
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying a cow 15000 KES and start cattle selling business with 35000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that i have source of income since i have got a business.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought clothes KES 2000, household utensils and food KES 75000.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to expand my house and buy a cow and food.
access_time almost 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying two dairy cows to provide my family with milk and a source of income.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is the fact that I have built my own house and so my family has got a place to call home.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is lack of food for my family due to failed maize harvest.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am serving dinner to my husband and children.