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Maureen's family
Casual labour
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($463 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on purchasing a mattress since I had a smaller one, paid workers to smear my house and purchased a wooden door hoping to fix it very soon. I also bought seats in the house and re-paid a debt which was overdue.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer since I managed to finish the construction work started with the previous transfers hence, I no longer pay rent every month .
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well by giving transfers to the most poor people in the community which has greatly uplifted their standard of living.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on building an iron roofed house because I had a leaking roof.I also started a fish business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a leak free iron roofed house and I no longer get worried when the rains start.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 3,900 KES from my first transfer to buy iron sheet, spent 450 KES to buy a blanket, spent 250 KES to buy school shoes for my child, used 500 KES to pay school fees, bought ten tins of maize worth 850 KES , gave my husband 2,000 KES for his expenses and the remaining 1,050 KES I spent on buying food for my family
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to use the second transfer to purchase more iron sheet and timber for building my house.
access_time over 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer on iron sheets, timber and other building materials so as to build a larger house than can conveniently accommodate all of us as a family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is building my own house and taking care of the children's needs.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is lack enough food for the family due to the fact that farming doesn't do very well here.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am serving breakfast to my little children.