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53075 KES ($525 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The biggest difference in my life is that now we are more happy with my husband presently. Before, I would sometime depend on my husband so much until when he wouldn't provide for us it would result to quarrel. Now I took a tailoring course which after I graduated I secured a casual job as a tailor and can take care of household shopping as he take care of schoolfees and other bills. We live in harmony. Thanks to Give Directly for bring such harmony in our family.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GiveDirectly did an amazing work by giving us unconditional transfers which enabled us to change our living standards. Now when I look around my home I got good furniture and solar lighting which has made my life much better. According to me,there is nothing which I can point out that GD never did right since there procedures are transparent.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
The second transfer which I received from GiveDirectly, I spend part of it to purchase some build materials to construct a shop. Had a plan to start up a shop but my dream wasn't successful until I received my second transfer which enabled me to achieved my dream. I then spent the remaining part to buy stock for the business.
55000 KES ($546 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am less stressed as compared to before and we have enough food as a family. I am also currently running my small shop business, thanks to the transfer.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was so happy when I received the amount. I thanked God when I received the amount.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used the transfer that I received to stock my shop and bought a cow for rearing. I also bought clothes for me and my family. I used the remainder to buy food.
access_time over 3 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is a great news to me, I am excited to be part of the program and I am planning to spend the first transfer to start a new business.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening , this is the time when my husband comes home from work and can provide enough food for the family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is that my husband works in a garage and at times he comes home without money and thus not able to provide food for the family.