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Conslata's family
Conslata
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
61
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($469 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used a larger portion of the transfer to cement the floor of my house because it was earth. I also paid fee to my daughter in collage.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The difference in my life is that I live in a new and stable house which doesn't need frequent repairs. I was living in some old house which could go down any time. This was happening due to financial contraint I was facing.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GD brought a lot of positive changes to my community. I'm not aware of what GD doesn't do well.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
From my second transfer, I spent 8,000 KES to buy sand, bought murram at 8,000 KES, bought clay soil at 7,000 KES, bought ballast at 7,000 KES, bought iron sheets at 6,500 KES, spent 10,000 KES to pay for college fees for my children
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life is different in that, I will soon live in a plastered house from a dusty house, I now have a business which in turn helps me to sustain my family's daily expendture
 
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 6,000KES on buying 2 sheep for keeping, and paid 3,000KES school fees for my child in secondary school.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy cement and sand, pay labour to cement the floor of my house, and buy cattle to
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the money to build a new house since my house is in a bad condition. Secondly I would wish to buy a sheep that will remaind me of Givedirectly. Lastly l would like to buy household items for my house
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l struggled through selling tomatoes and built my own house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is old age being a a great challenge since I can not walk for long distance to look for tomatoes.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when l have got tomatoes and sold knowing that I will get some money to buy food for my family.