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50000 KES ($485 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the whole of the third transfer to build a spacious house that accommodate me with the whole family, since I was staying in a very small house which was very uncomfortable.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life different than it would have been if I never received the transfer is that, I could not have manage to build a spacious house and so l could still be squeezing myself with my family in a very small house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion I like how Give Directly staffs were treating people in the village with respect, they were sticking to your decision on what you have decided a bout the program.
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of my transfer to buy building materials for my new house which is bigger to accomodate my family and all my household items.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have built a bigger house which has always been my dream and am very happy because I will soon move into. The house am currently living in, I will rent out to earn some income.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid 6,000KES school fees for my child to prevent him from being sent away because he had arrears from the previous term. I also bought a wheel burrow for working in my farm @3,500KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy iron sheet, timber and nails and build an iron roofed house.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the money to pay school fees for my son who is in form two and has fees problem. Secondly l would wish to build a new house so that l rent out my current house to help me raise money for school fees. Lastly l would like to open up a business to generate income to help support my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l have struggled to pay school fees for my son who is in form two.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of proper source of income to start up a business.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when all my children are able to go school without being sent home for school fees.