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48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer to complete making the walls of my house to make the house look decent. I then installed solar lighting in my house to improve lighting and be able to charge our phones. The rest of the amount was spent on buying school uniforms and shoes to replace the old ones that the children had and also on food.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different because I have managed to get a new, bigger and decent house for my family. I did not know that this would be possible until I received transfers from GiveDirectly. We are now very comfortable living a normal life where we have our own livestock and also proper lighting.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly did well by sending the transfers directly to the recipients, other projects the resources pass through other people who are corrupt. Everything that GiveDirectly did in my village was done in a proper manner.
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I was able to by a steal door which was 7000/- and the remaining 3000/- I bought maize which was used for consumption maize
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have seen a big difference in my life, I was able to re-enovate my house, pay school fees and buy school uniform for my children and I was also able to buy a solar system which now gives me proper lighting in my home
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token on school fees (5000) and took care of my visitors from church (5000).
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to plaster my house, dig and build a new pit latrine.
access_time over 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to spend the transfer to plaster our house. We also plan to spend the transfer to buy a cow. We also plan to spend the transfer to construct a toilet. We also plan to spend the transfer to pay school fees for our children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement is that we have managed to construct a bigger house for our family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that we have faced in life is that we don't have a stable source of income that can support our family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when am in the farm weeding.