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Joan's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($464 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying roofing iron sheets that I would use to build a descent house as my current house is small and old. The remaining cash I spent on paying my dowry to my parents so as I can live peacefully with my husband.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The difference in my life than if I never received the transfer is dowry that was paid to my parents, I was almost being recall back. Now we live peacefully like husband and wife. Thanks to GD.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GD has done well by not involving administration on transfer issues. GD has not done well by ignoring those who refuse to be enrolled in the program but later change to accept enrollment.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
We spent part of the second transfer to buy three cows that was used to pay my bride price since this had not been done for quite a long time, we then spent some money to buy three bags of maize that we will use for food, bought new clothes for the family and some was spent on medical expenses.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I am now very much relieved after my spouse paid my bride price. We had lived for ten years and there was some tension from my family about payment of the bride price and I am now quite relieved when it was eventually paid.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a mattress worth 5000 KES, maize worth 2800 KES, clothes worth 2500 KES and used transport worth 700 KES
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to build a new house with my upcoming transfer
access_time almost 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy sand, cement, timber, round poles, nails, cedar poles, barbed wire and iron roofing sheets which I will use to establish my own homestead, build a house and fence the piece of land on which it sits.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is having married a wonderful husband who provides for our family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face right now is lack of enough money to buy household items like chairs, cushions and utensils.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up because I have been blessed by the Lord.