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Grace's family
Grace
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Hairdressing
faceAge:
42
homeHousehold Size:
7
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($497 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 22000 KES of my first lumpsum on iron sheets and nails,15000 on school fees for son, 3000 KES on secondary school fees for my nephew and saved the rest.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have been able to pay the school fees for my children with a total piece of mind since I got to know Give Directly something that never use to happen in the past.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used a portion of the transfer to pay school fees to my daughter in high school. I also bought other household items with the remaining amount.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to build my own house with that transfer. Currently I'm living at my co-wife's house. I'm also planning to pay school fees with the remaining amount.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to build my own house and pay school fees for my children, if any amount remains I will use it to expand my business
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am able to put food on the table for my children by making other people's hair.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is finding school fees for my children and making sure that at least they have a meal daily.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part is when I do what I love,hair dressing and am able to make a few shillings