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14th Payment
Transfer Amount
3470 KES ($27 USD)
access_time 27 days ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Most of the time I look for work and occasionally I find a site where we dig up all the unwanted plants and are paid $4 after a long day's work. My greatest wish is for my children to graduate from high school with honors and flourish in life.I want to first make sure I keep my children in school by paying all their school fees and then open for myself a shop where I will be selling food stuff to my local villagers. With the business I will open, I will make sure I make huge profits so that my family will continuously be eating three meals in a day.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I am a mother of seven children and my husband happens to be our bread winner. He really works hard to ensure that we get all that we need at the time we need them. Life is difficult and especially now that it has taken years to rain, we barely get to eat three meals in a day. I am really grateful to GiveDirectly that I can easily contribute something to the betterment of my family. The moment I received my transfers, I spent $9 to buy food for my family and we really ate a balanced diet that made us feel so happy and satisfied. My three children are in primary school and one is in high school and they had not settled their tuition fees. I spent $10 to settle their fees and the remaining amount of $15 I also paid for my son who is in high school. I really want my children to finish school and get a good grade and become great people in life.
10th Payment
Transfer Amount
3050 KES ($25 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
After I had the opportunity to withdraw the transfers, I ended up using KES 1,000 by purchasing two hens because I was planning to begin a project where I invested in poultry farming for financial gain. Afterwards I decided to use another KES 1,000 to settle a debt in tuition fee for my daughter because it had been three days since she had been to school. I ended up with a balance of KES 1,100 which I decided to use on nourishment by purchasing five packets of maize flour because we barely had any food left in the house.
6th Payment
Transfer Amount
3050 KES ($26 USD)
access_time 9 months ago
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
As soon as I received the recent funds from GiveDirectly, I decided to pay school fees for two of my children who were still in high-school. They had just been kicked out of school because I had not settled a debt of KES 22,000 in tuition fee. I had other children in elementary school but my biggest concern were the two who were in high-school because the debt was huge. So upon receiving the transfers I paid KES 2,000 and although I was not even close to finishing the debt, atleast my children would be allowed back to school. Afterwards I took the KES 1,000 and bought five packets of maize flour because at the time there was barely any food left in the house.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
3050 KES ($27 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
My priority has been to educate my children. So, I will say give directly has done very well in supporting us. Now I have funds to pay for my children's school fees to add to it, I also have the means to renovate my house. I am yet to see any area of improvement when it comes to give directly's services.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I have two children in secondary school and three children in primary school. For the ones in secondary school, they had arrears of KES11,000. When I received my first transfer, I paid KES2000 to reduce it. For the ones in primary, I paid KES500. The remaining KES500 I used to purchase food. with the second transfer, since my house needed some renovations, I asked a builder to fix it. His charge was KES4000 so we agreed that I pay KES2,000 then pay the remaining balance later. I then bought food using the remaining KES1,000 for my children. These funds have been helpful in settling my bills which has been a challenge to meet using the pay that I get from charcoal manufacturing.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
3050 KES ($27 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I recieved the transfer, I was very happy. I now had money to pay for my children's school fees. I then knew I could take them back to school and buy food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I have now been able to take them back to school. This might have not been possible had I just depended on employment. It'd have taken me very many days to raise their school fees.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I used KES 2000 to pay for my children's school fees who are in High school and had been sent away. They had been home for 4 days before receipt of the transfer. I was very happy when they went back to school. I then used KES 500 to pay exams for my children who are in Primary school. The remaining went towards food and household items.
access_time over 1 year ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will help in construction of my house which fall almost an year ago. I have been sleeping with my four children inside the kitchen. Besides the room being small we are oftenly suffering from chest problems attributed by smoke.My cloths are also full of soots and we are also insecure sleeping next to fire. The GiveDirectly transfers, about 50000 KES (accumulately saved for one year)will enable me erect a two bedroom iron roofed house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
It happened three months ago. After spending a whole day in the sun removing and packing charcoal, I was able to make a sale of four sacks of charcoal which gave me 1400KES. On this day I was able to buy wheat flour and beans. Feeding my family with such a meal allowed me to be recognized as a loving and caring mother especially by the younger ones.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Am married in a polygamous family with my husband having no stable source of income. My family relies on charcoal burning, with a maximum earning of 300KES per day.Besides food being in scarcity, getting school fees for my children has also been a great challenge.