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48200 KES ($467 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer to buy a bull for farming and a dairy cow for my daily upkeep. I also bought household items such as bedding,utensils and food for my family.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that now I'm living in a comfortable house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion,giving us unconditional cash was the best we were able to solve our own problem.
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of my transfer to buy iron sheets because I needed to build a bigger than the one I was staying on before, I also bought other building materials.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I used to live in a smaller house and did noy have any decent chairs that my guests could sit on, but now I would not mind having guests anytime and this makes me very happy everyday.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spend my first transfer to buy a chair for 7000 KES, i bought a bag of corn for 1500 KES and the rest i spend on normal house expenses.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to build a house for 30000KES, and the remaining cash i will buy 2 cows .
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We're planning to spend our transfer on building a new bigger house since the current one is very small,secondly we intend to buy household items like furniture to make the house neat and lastly we will use the remaining amount to set up a small business to help in income generation.The charcoal burning we rely on is not environmental friendly and not giving much returns.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm proudest of is having been able to build our current house,I used to stay in my co-wife's home and most of the time we would argue since she was fed up with my presence in her house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I'm facing currently is on making ends meet and feeding the family.My husband has another wife and the little he gets has to be divided among us which is not enough.This leaves me with little or nothing to support myself and the children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I see my children eat the evening meal ,this means they don't sleep on empty stomach hence I find joy.