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48200 KES ($469 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
The latrine I had had collapsed after a tree fell on it, so I spent part of my third transfer on sinking and constructing a new one. I also spent part of the money to construct a kitchen as for a long-time I have been cooking outside and sometimes the winds were so strong to let me. This kitchen doubles up as a sleeping room for my children as they had become of age to share the same sleeping room with me.The remaining amount I spent on reviving my doughnut baking business after it collapsed for lack of capital. I am so grateful to GiveDirectly and would like to urge them to continue helping others as they did to me.
50000 KES ($487 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I built a semi-permenent kitchen of 19 iron sheets and opened a bakery. I used the whole of my second transfer to achieve these my 2 major goals. I have indeed made a step in life.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am currently self-employed. I earn daily income from my bakery and therefore meeting my household needs is no longer such a big challenge as before when I was jobless.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on putting up a new latrine, buying windows and I also bought maize
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on fencing my home, building a new kitchen, paying school fees for my children and start a small business that will act as my source of income
access_time over 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
My first plan is to use part of the transfer to fence my home for security. Secondly, I plan to use another part of the transfer to pay school levies for my two children in primary school. Lastly, I plan to use the remaining amount to start a small business of selling doughnuts for my family income and sustainability.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am very proud of is, having started this my business, because it is what has been sustaining me.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is, paying school levies for my children in primary school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the mornings, when I am cleaning the house.