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48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying a cow and used the rest on paying dowry.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that being that my spouse has no source of income he couldn't pay my dowry after several years of marriage but after receiving the money he finally paid the dowry. This is the greatest achievement in our lives, we now feel free and so proud. Our children too used to be in tattered clothes and uniforms, anyone who met them by them could believe they are orphans with no one to care for them. Currently they are smart and they look like children who has their parents because we managed to buy them new clothes and school uniform. We owe all these to Gd.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion Gd does well by giving cash direct to the needy and through other people. This enables them to get the full amount meant for them.
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on ploughing my rice plantation since I want to earn an income from it.I also bought a cow,uniform and food
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have food to feed my children.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 7,500 KES to buy three sheep and 1,700 KES on school levies. The remaining amount was spent on buying food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy two cows that I can milk.
access_time over 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer on leasing some land and then pay for labour to grow rice. We are also planning to spend our transfer on food and other basic necessities.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is building my own home where I live in peace.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is the sickness of my husband. His knee is swollen and requires surgery, but we haven't got the money.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am preparing breakfast for my family.