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48200 KES ($465 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer to buy a cow for rearing and also I can sell off springs to pay school fees for my children, I spent some amount to pay school fees for my child who is in high school. The remaining amount, I spent to restock my clothe materials since am a tailor
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 built a three roomed house but would still be living in a small house and also I would not have paid school fees for my child.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly did well in sending us transfer which has changed our lives. I
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my transfer on building a new and bigger house because my old house was a single room and too squeezed for my big family. I also paid school fee for my child who is in high school for the whole term. I then bought a solar lighting system since we do not have electricity in our house so it helps us with lighting. I then spent the rest in boosting my tailoring business by buying more clothe material which I sow and sell for a small profit.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have seen a lot of difference, my child has not been sent home for fee since school opened which gives me great peace and comfort.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to dig a pit latrine so i my compound is now Open defacation free. I am so happy as my children are now free from diseases.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I want to use the upcoming transfer to construct a three roomed house that will be bigger than my current one.I will also use part of the transfer to add stock to my clothes tailoring business.
access_time 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Firstly, I intend to use part of the transfer to build a latrine with metal roof, metal walls and mud floor. Secondly, I intend to use another part of the transfer to boost my stock by purchasing more materials for dressmaking. Lastly, I plan to build a kitchen where I would prepare and would also act as a sleeping room for our children , because as they grow up, they would need their own room.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Having started this my toiloring business, after the death of my husband, is the achievement am proudest of, because currently, I am able to earn some income to buy food for my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Paying school fees for my daughter in secondary school in form two, is the biggest hardship I have faced.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am preparing supper for my family, because that's when I know that, at the end, they would have something to to eat.