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Elizabeth
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
33
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($486 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of my transfer to pay school fees for my child who is in high school. I also bought iron sheets and paid laborers who were building my house.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
If I had notreceived the money, I would still be leaving in a small and leaking house but now I live in a big house which do no leak. Thank you Gd for the transfer.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly did well in sending recipients transfer and leaving to make their own decisions on how to spend the money. I have not seen anything they did not do well.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to pay school fee for my son for 15000 KES, 10000 KES i spent buy timber and nails and 5000 KES i spent to repair my nut grounding machine. The remaining 20000 KES i haven't withdrew yet from Mpesa.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is my nut business which earns income for my family and also the solar lamp that lit my house at night, this has also reduce my expenses on paraffin.
 
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 paid deposit of 5000 KES for solar lamp, repaired my groundnut machine with 3000 KES and bought clothes for my children.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to build a house with the upcoming lumpsum transfer payment.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to expand my house because it's small and it's also used as a shop, purchase a new peanut grinder because mine broke down and it's what I use to earn daily income. I will use the remaining amount on school fee.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have managed to educate my daughter upto second form. I never knew that my child would ever reach high school because I have lived in lack.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in life is that I lack money to expand my business so that I can increase my level of income and educate my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up believing God that I will work and provide food for my family through peanut grinding business that I engage in daily.