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Bety
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
36
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent much of the transfer on
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if i never received the transfer because my child would'nt have joined secondary school were it not for the transfer, I also live in a better and more spacious house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
people have built iron roofed house
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought furniture (chairs and tables) because that's the most important thing one must have in a house. The rest of the money I used to buy cement and sand.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My dreams have been fulfilled by givedirectly, am now a very happy person. My house has got chairs and tables where we can sit on. Initially we used to sit on the floor. My children can also eat and read comfortably.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought windows for 6000 KES and a sack of maize for 3000 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to cement my house and buy furniture with my upcoming transfer.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer to buy cement and sand to plaster the walls and floor of our house. We are also planning to spend the transfer on renting some land where we can grow rice on a larger scale.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is building our house with the proceeds of the sale of rice that we harvested from our farm.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing is the lack of money to pay college fees for our son who is in polytechnic undertaking a course in hotel management.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am weaving baskets which I later sell for money.