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Jane's family
Small business
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($475 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I did use my transfer to make a boat and fishing nets. I currently earn form my boat. Its been of great support to my family as it now its our main source of income. I cannot have enough word to show how great full I am. I live in my own home and food is no longer a problem as before.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer, I invested in a boat and fishing lines all worth 30000 KES, paid school fees for my 2 children with 10000 KES and spent the rest on a lorry of sand. I believe courtesy of Give Directly I can't lack what to eat with my household members since I invested in fishing equipment that generates for me income.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I don't need to beg anymore since I have gained financial independence. This is after investing in fishing lines and a boat that generates for me daily income. I am very happy that our living standard has also improved tremendously through the business-we can eat and drink well, we can put on more decently and finally our children can access better education and health care.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received my first transfer, I used the whole of it to pay part of the school fees and buying school requirements for my son who was joining secondary school.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt so relieved because I had no money to pay for my son who needed to join secondary school.
access_time almost 5 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Lack of enough money to pay for my children in school and poor diet due to lack of food
What is the happiest part of your day?
In the evening while spending time with my family after long day's work
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving the transfer will help in paying school fees for my kids and part of it I will use to build toilet since we are currently using the bushes