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Josphine's family
Josphine
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
54
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of the third transfer to pay school fee for my child who was joining secondary school and the remaining balance l spent to buy for her school equipment.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life different than it would have been if I never received the transfer is that, my child could not have joined secondary school because l could have manage to pay her school fee and buy her school equipment.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion Give Directly did well in visiting our home on their own but not using other people to do so, this could have brought discrimination in the village.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer to purchase 25 pieces of iron sheet 18000KES,a cow 16000KES,nails 4000KES,school expences 1000KES,steel windows 7000KES,maize 2500KES and food 1000KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have some cattles like goats and cows and I have also bought some building materials ready to construct my house next year.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my token to buy a goat KES 3000, paid fees KES 3100, bought a bag of maize KES 2800 and invested in tomatoes business KES 1000.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to pay for building materials in advance because i am not allowed culturally to build in the year that my husband passed on and i will buy a cow.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I'm planning to spend my transfer on livestock, which I can keep and later sell to raise money for my children's school fees.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is buying the few household items that I have.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is the death of my husband about a month ago.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am feeding my chicken which I rear in my compound.