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48200 KES ($467 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I have two children in secondary school, so when I received my third transfer I sent the whole of it to pay for one of them school fees. I paid for the whole year. At the moment she does not owe the school any arrears and again she has not stayed out of school for lack of fees like it was the norm before. She has only stayed out when sick. Honestly this money has made me move a step in life, it has changed me.
50000 KES ($488 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to pay school fees for my son who joined secondary school. I spent half of the transfer to pay for his school fees. I used to panic where I will get the money to send him to school but I thank God GiveDirectly came to my aid. Using the remaining amount,I spent on repairing my house that was not so much in good condition.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that my son has joined school and I remain hopeful that he will clear his studies. This is the best that has ever happened to me .
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on paying a debt I borrowed to repair my house before receiving transfers.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to start a salon business when I receive my upcoming transfer. I am also planning to pay school fees for my son who will be joining high school coming year.
access_time 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Firstly, we plan to use part of the transfer to start our own salon for sustainability, because currently, I am working under someone. Secondly, we plan to use another part of the transfer to pay school fees for our daughter who is in secondary school in form two, and also another one, whom we expect to join secondary school next year. Lastly, we plan to use the remaining amount to buy a cow, that would provide us with milk for family use.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement we are very proud of is, having been able to pay school fees for our daughter who is in secondary school, using savings from the casual work.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we have faced is, inadequate income to finish our house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoons, when I have customers in the salon with expectations that I would make some income for my family to eat.