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Sophia
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
40
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 used the entire transfer to pay deposit for the motorcycle I purchased on credit.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The difference in my life is that I have a reliable source of income from the motorcycle transport business I ventured into. Without GD support, I could have been still struggling to make both ends meet.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
What GD does well is that it deals with recipient directly. The money doesn't go through other parties. What GD doesn't do well is that it doesn't go back to the vulnerable people who have trustees and helpers to inquire how they spent the money instead they make a phone call.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy a brand new motorcycle after adding some money to it. The motorcycle will be used for transport business around the village and nearby town.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that before I bought the motorcycle I could lack money to buy food or some other things but now I get daily income from the person operating the motorcycle and my life has completely changed.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy 3 sheep for 5000 KES, i also spent 2800 KES to pay for for house shopping and the remaining 2000 KES i spent to pay school fee for my child.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to spend my upcoming transfer to buy a posho mill and start the milling business
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We're planning to spend our transfer on buying livestock to raise which will give us milk,secondly we will use part of it to pay school fees for our two children,one is currently in college and another in form two then lastly we will use the remaining amount to buy food for the family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm proudest of is having been able to build our current house which took us four years to construct since we did not have any proper source of income and would just save little cash we get and buy materials in bits.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I'm facing currently is on paying school fees for our two children where one is currently in college and the other in form two. The only source of income we have is that of livestock trading which is not very much promising.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I normally volunteer in our local hospital as a CHV because this means I'm able to help others.