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48200 KES ($464 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying a sewing machine that enabled me to start up a tailoring business, I also spent the remaining transfer on renovating my house that I had already built with my second transfer
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different because I was able to start up a tailoring business that acts as my source of income, I was also able to build a new house and now I have a home of my own
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give Directly fulfills their promises and they are very truthful when it comes to giving help to the less fortunate in the commuity
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying building materials such as 25 pieces of iron sheet and 20 pieces of poles, I also deposited 20,000 KES for purchasing a swing machine.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that hopefully am going to build a decent house and start a tailoring business for my daily income.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 3,000 KES from my first transfer to buy iron sheets for building, spent 2,000 KES to purchase one sack of maize, spent 1,000 KES to buy school bags for my children, bought a trunk box worth 2,000 KES, and the remaining 2,000 KES, I spent on buying food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to use the second transfer to purchase more iron sheets for building and also to buy a sewing machine which will help me in starting a sewing business.
access_time 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on iron sheets, timber, poles and nails, then I will pay the builder to construct a house for me. And since I have trained as a tailor, I will also spend part of the transfer to buy a sewing machine which I will use to earn an income.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is completing an artisan course in tailoring.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is the inconvenience of living in another person's home.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I have just woken up feeling vibrant.