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Lavenda's family
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($474 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the third transfer on buying two cows 35,000KES,three goats 6,500KES ,clothes for the family 3,000KES and food for the family 35000KES.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to start a glossary business (selling kale).
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The biggest difference in my life is that I have built a descent Iron sheets roofed house from a grassed thatched house. I have livestock too such as cattle and goats through GiveDirectly financial Aid.I am happier now and my living standards have grown positively and drastically.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to build a house for 30000KES. I also bought a cow for 11000KES, water tank for 2000KES, and 4 plastic chairs for 2000KES. The remaining cash i spent on daily household expenses like food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life the transition from small grass thatched hut to a shinny semi permanent house. I also have a cow which i do graze. I'm proud of this.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a sack of maize at 3,000 KES, clothes, shoes and clothe box at 3,000 KES, one sheep at 3,000 KES then used the rest on food for the family.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to build an iron roofed house then do sugarcane farming.
access_time 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I'm planning to set up a grocery business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I'm proudest about the fact that I have settled in my marriage and am able to take care of my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have gone through a difficult period trying to cope with the death of my father.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I'm happiest in the morning when I'm preparing my children for school.