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Ruth's family
Ruth
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
57
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($465 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of my third transfer to pay school fees for orphans I stay with and are in high school and primary school. I hire a tractor to till my plots for rice farming and also paid laborers who weeded my farms. The remaining amount, I spent to buy a sack of maize and millet respectively.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
If I would not have received the transfer, I would not have bought clothes and foo d for my orphans and eve paid school fees. Thank you GD for the transfer
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly did well in sending us transfers which have changed our lives as recipients. I have seen anything that GD has not done well.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I paid the whole year school fees for my daughter in a secondary school and I am glad that I owe the school no arrears.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am now living more peacefully since I owe no one any money. I have cleared most of my bills one year a head.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on paying school fees and doing farming
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on paying school fees and building a new house
 
Enrolled
access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use most part of the money to build a more permanent house than the one I have. Lastly, I would like to pay school fees for the orphans l am taking care of.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l have struggled to hire a piece of land where l have done rice farming hopping to get good harvest.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is working so hard but with less productions due to lack of proper equipment for farming.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when working in my farm hopping to get good harvest.