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Martha's family
Casual labour
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer to buy building like timber and nails which I have used to build my kitchen. I bought steel windows which I have fixed on my main house, I repaid my loan. the remaining amount, I spent to pay school fees for my child who is in high school and also bought a sack of maize for my family's consumption.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in my life is that, I no longer have to worry when it is raining because the house I live in, is not leaking like the one I was living in which got burnt and was leaking. This would not have happened if I had not received the transfer
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly did well in changing our lives from poverty to another level through transfer. I have not seen anything GD did not do well.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($487 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the whole of the second transfer to build a spacious comfortable iron-roofed house being that l was staying in a small leaky house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest different in my daily life is that, l am now staying in a nice spacious iron-roofed house like other people in our village.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying cushions, mattress, utensils, one sack of maize and food
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on building a new house, buying a cow and starting a small business that will act as my source of income
access_time almost 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to build a new house,construct a toilet and start up a second hand clothes business to boost my income.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm proudest of is educating my eldest child through primary school and now he's in form four.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship I face is lack of a sustainable source of income,I'm widow and the only bread winner for my family yet I have no other sources of income to suppliment farming.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when attending to my farm. I work hard to make ends meet.