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Susan's family
Susan
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
29
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on paying workers to cultivate my parcel of land, invested some amount on a cattle selling business to get income and bought food for the family consumption. I also paid my own dowry and used most of the transfer on purchasing a dairy cow with an intention of getting milk that I can use and even sell some to get money.
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 own a spacious house built using the second transfer with well furnished seats that are comfortable unlike before where I had to stay in the small house located at my inlaws compound.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, what GiveDirectly did well was by bringing change in our village through sending money to the recipients who used it in a wise way like building houses and even starting up businesses.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on moving to my home and built an iron roofed house because I had a small one.I also bought a calf.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a leak free and spacious iron roofed house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the first transfer on buying a mattress 4,000KES, a blanket 600KES,a bed sheet 500KES and cooking pots 300KES . I also paid cultivation fees 3,300KES and I bought food for my family 1,300KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend the upcoming transfer on building a three roomed house because the house am staying in at the moment is a one roomed house that leaks during rainy seasons.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to buy building materials like iron sheets, timber,nails and pay for labour for my house construction.I will do this because my current house is too small.I also plan to expand my farming by buying improved seeds and fertilizers.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I can always work hard and feed my family well.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is that I do not have a steady income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest time of the day is at night when I am going to rest after long day's work.