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53075 KES ($518 USD)
access_time 9 days ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has really improved after receiving the transfer than before. Before the transfer, i did not have any livestock, but now i rear some sheep which I am optimistic that will multiply to enable me to buy a cow. Nutritionally, I can now eat a complete meals than before when I could stay without food in the house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well in giving recipients opportunity to to make their own decision in how to spend their transfers as per their economic demand. The organization has failed to give facilitation to the recipients on how to plan with the transfer since some recipients spend their money on alcohol after which they later lead a miserable life than before.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer in building a house, since my first house had an old, rusted iron roof which was leaking during rainy season, 2 sheep, 2 sacks of maize, and other food stuff for food security.
55000 KES ($546 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am anticipating to have a brighter future. I currently have a house that is well build. I can also access medication easily unlike before it was a hustle. I give thanks to GD for the unconditional transfers.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was very happy upon receiving the money. I am a widow and hence I survive to earn a living. This transfer was a break through.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my money to build a house. I did not have a proper house that was almost falling off. I bought a steel door and the remaining balance I spend on medical purpose.
access_time 6 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this transfer means a big relief to me. I shall use the money to buy two cows from which I shall get milk for sale, hence supplement my income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when my grandchildren visits me, and they narrate to me their school life experiences.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is the difficulty in feeding myself. I am physically disabled thus I cannot engage in any income generating activity to earn a living.