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Sarah's family
Sarah
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
42
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($465 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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The recipient was not asked any questions as part of this follow up.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfe, I bought a steel door for my house that has made me feel secured both for my life and property at night and daytime. I used the remaining to construct a latrin which I believe will enable me prevent diseases like cholera.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference I have in my life is improved human dignity. Initially I used to share other people's latrines which made me feel uncomfortable and undermined. Thanks to Givedirectly for such a support and may God help them to support others like me.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first cash transfer to dig my toilet worth 3000KES,cushions 3000KES,a sack of maize 2600KES and used the rest of the money on food and transport.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming cash transfer to finishing building my toilet and build a nice big house.
 
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access_time almost 3 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to build a toilet with the first transfer,build a bigger house since my current house is too small for my bigger family and use the remaining amount to buy a dairy cattle.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I have been able to sustain my large family alone without any help from anybody since my husband died.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My hardest challenge is raising school fees for my five children in school,two in secondary school and three in primary.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of my day is working on my farm knowing that atleast that will bringout food for my children.