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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 paying school fees for my three children who are in high school. I am happy seeing my children go through their education since this has always been my dream and I am so appreciative to GiveDirectly for making it a reality.I also bought cushions for my chairs.
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 paid school fees for my three children who are in high school hence I am happy seeing them go through their education since this has always been my dream and I am so appreciative to GiveDirectly for making it a reality.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly did a good job by giving unconditional cash transfers to the poorest households in my community since this individual's living standards have improved positively.
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
Most of my second transfer was spent to pay school fees for my daughter who could not be allowed to sit her end term exams which would enable her move to the next class, I also bought food for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Before I got the transfer, I did not know where to get my daughter's school fees and this would give me sleepless nights not knowing when she will be sent home from school. But now am very happy and stress free because I have paid the whole school fees.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the first transfer on paying school fee of 8000 KES and used 2000 KES on buying food for the family.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to spend the upcoming transfer on clearing school fee for my four children in secondary school.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer on school fees for our children, and also to buy some iron sheets and construct an outhouse where the grown-up children may sleep.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is enrolling some of our children in high school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is how to clear the fee arrears that my children have in school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when when I am with my pupils at the school grounds.