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53075 KES ($528 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
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 in that I have built a better house and I also own a dairy cow which I did not have before.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly does well by giving out unconditional cash transfer to help in transforming lives. I dod not find anything that GiveDirectly does not do well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spend my second transfer on to build a better and spacious house for my family, I also bought a dairy cow and the rest of the money I used it to buy food for my family.
55000 KES ($546 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is happiness since my family can now sleep comfortably.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was so happy the moment I received my money.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to build a house for my family, bought two sacks of maize and clothes for my family.
access_time almost 2 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that poverty level will decrease in my household. I will use the money to build a new house and use part of it to buy a dairy cow as well as buy food for my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning. This is the time my family and i wake up thanking God for the good health and also the time we plan for the day's activities.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Poverty is the biggest hardship i have faced in my life. It has been hard to cater for the needs of my family since i donot have a stable source of income. My children are always sent home for school fees which makes me like i am a dissapointment to my family.