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Caren's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on investing in vegetable farming. Having a small piece of, I used a portion of the transfer to lease some more land from other people to enhance large scale production of vegetable. I am so optimistic that this investment would take my life to another step higher
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has greatly been changed with the transfers from GiveDirectly. As I speak now, I am grazing my cattle bought by the transfers received. Am a happy woman today.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has worked so closely with its recipients to ensure the security of their transfers. More to this, it has offered training to recipients on the best ways possible of securing their mpesa accounts.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the larger part of my second transfer on buying a dairy cow and a sheep hence I am soo happy since I have my own assets and from this assets I am guaranteed of my children education hence after they have reproduced I can sell some to pay school fees for my children.I also paid school fees for my child who is in high as well.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a dairy cow and a sheep hence I am soo happy since I have my own assets and from this assets I am guaranteed of my children's education since after they have reproduced ,I can sell some to pay school fees for my children.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 3,000KES the first transfer on paying fees for my son to join a technical college to get trained as a carpenter. The remaining 3,000KES on maize for consumption.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to spend the next transfer on a cow for keeping, and complete paying fees for the technical college for my son.
access_time over 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to spend our transfer on paying school fees for our child who is sitting his eighth grade and will be joining secondary school next year,we also intend to buy two bulls to help in ploughing our farm and lastly use the remaining amount to buy household items like furniture and bedding.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement we're proudest of is the gift of life and the energy to cultivate our farm every day for survival.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we're facing is on making ends meet and the occasional sickness that befalls us.This means any money we can lay our hands on is used for medication leaving us with little to support the family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I'm attending to my farm.Currently we're preparing the farms for planting since the rains are almost here .