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48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the larger part of my third transfer on buying livestock such as a dairy cow 25,000 KES and three goats 4,500 KES. I also added capital onto my husband's mechanical business and now he has started his own hence he is always assured of daily income as opposed to before when he used to hustle for casual jobs.
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 have my own livestock now which I am proudly rearing in my village since in my society having livestock its a sigh of wealth and GiveDirectly made it a reality.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Givedirectly did well by educating recipients on how to use their Mpesa accounts and ensuring their Mpesa account Pins are known to self only before the money was sent hence this reduced the chances of the recipients losing their transfers.
50000 KES ($492 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer to purchase 30 pieces of iron sheet worth19500KES,timber 6000KES,nails 3000KES,ropes 1500KES,transport fee1500KES,paid workers 4000KES,a cow 10500KES,maize 3500KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have managed to build an iron roofed house which is spacious,the previous one was a thatched house which was very small.I also eat well because I have enough food at the moment.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
5,000KES on buying cushions, blanket @750 a bag of maize 2,500KES for consumption
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to sink and construct a pit latrine. I also plan to buy ironsheet 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 am planning to spend my transfer on iron sheets so that I can build a better house with iron roof.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is buying one goat using my savings in a local savings and credit scheme.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is living with a bad knee following an accident, and so I can't move around easily to do my work.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am preparing my children for school.