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Grace
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
28
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer transfer to pay medical bills for my child who was sick. I bought cushions for my seats, bought a high density mattress for a more comfortable sleep. I cultivated my lands and also spent some amount to buy 3 goats for rearing.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I no longer buy kerosene because I have solar lighting system and also livestock. All this I would not have achieved without the transfers. Thank you GD.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GiveDirectly did well in that it has changed the lives of recipient in our community and it has brought alot of development through unconditional transfer which enabled recipients budget for themselves. I have not seen anything they did not do well
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on constructing a semi permanent house of 32 pieces of iron sheet and paid school fee for my children ,I also bought a solar panel because paraffin was becoming more expensive each and every.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I and my family are happy to have a decent house and my children can now do there home work without any disruption.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first cash transfer on buying a table 4000 KES,cushions 2000 KES ,a mattress 3500 KES . I also bought maize flour for my family 500 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend the second cash transfer on buying building material to build a new house in my own compound because at the moment am staying at my husband parent's compound.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the money to build a new home since I am still living in parents inlaw home. Secondly l would wish to pay school fees for my children who are having fees problem. Finally l would like to buy household items for my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievements are that l have struggled to build my own house. I have also managed to take my children to school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of money to pay school fees and feed my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening after selling my goods and getting some money to buy food for my children.