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48200 KES ($469 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent part of my third transfer on paying school fees for son who is secondary. I have been struggling to pay school fees and GiveDirectly came to my aid, and being that he is in school and he has to look for a place to sleep when schools close, I also spent part of the money on buying him building materials that he, my son, will use to build his own house. The remaining I spent on food for my family consumption.
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer on paying school fees 23,700 KES, 8 bags of cement 6,000 KES, 1 lorry of sand 4,500 KES, labor charge 4,000 KES and used the remaining 11,600 KES as business capital.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I've paid for my children school fees and have also renovated my house.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid 6,000KES school fees, and bought a sack of maize @3,500KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy ironsheet, timber and nails and build a simba for my son. I also plan to buy cement, sand and pay labour to cement the floor and walls of my house to finish.
access_time 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the money to build my son a house so that they can find a place to sleep. Secondly l would to renovat my house because it is in a bad condition. Finally l would like to use the rest of the money to do better farming to improve productivity.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l have managed to buy two cows for my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of money to pay school fees for my children being a sigle parent after the death of my husband.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening when telling stories with my children after a long day's work.