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Mary's family
Casual labour
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
25500 KES ($253 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
The recipient was not asked any questions as part of this follow up.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
23675 KES ($236 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my daily life since I started receiving money from GiveDirectly is that I'm so peacefully knowing that my family's needs are well taken care of without struggling so much.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six month's, I expect to have plastered my house, this will be the greatest achievement of my life.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is currently different from the way it would have been had I not received the money in that I'm able to afford a whole day's meal.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
At the moment I do not have any new goal, all that i want toi do is to copletely plaster my house so that it looks neat and decent.
access_time over 6 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have in life is lack of adequate income to take care of myself and my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my is in the morning after coming back from the farm and gotten at least a meal for the day. This makes me happy because after taking a meal I always have rest for the rest of the day.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on plastering my house and buy food for my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I managed to burn charcoal that I sold for quite some time which enabled me to build this small house that I am proud of today.