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Beatrice's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($467 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer to lease some land that I have since grown rice. With these rice I believe my children will be able to go to school with the sales I will get from it. Most part of the money I spent on paying school for my daughter who had just joined secondary school. Were it not for the transfers, my daughter could have joined a local day school. I am glad with this money she managed to join a boarding school. The remaining I spent on food for my family consumes.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer, I spent around 30000 KES on livestock-a cow and 2 sheep. I have been dreaming to be a livestock farmer and therefore I considered this as a break through to my long-term dream. Besides, I spent the rest on food since we never had something for us to eat.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The major difference I can mention after receiving this transfer from Give Directly is that I have been able to re-line myself to my long-term dream of being a livestock farmer. I am now pursuing the dream and out of this, I will be able to educate my children and cater for my household needs even in the future.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy a tea table worth 2500KES,utensils 3060 KES, a blanket that cost me 2500 KES, I bought my son a trouser of 600 KES and farm fertilizer that i used in my rice farm that cost me 1000 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I want to spend my upcoming transfer to buy building materials in preparation of constructing a new house. If i have some balance i will use to buy cattle.
access_time almost 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I'm planning to spend my transfer on paying school fees for my two children in secondary school, one is in form two and the other in form one, I will also use part of it to buy 30 iron sheets that I will use to build another house and lastly , the remaining amount I will acquire some livestock to raise.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm proudest of is having been able to raise my children single handedly,my husband passed on when we just got married but through farming,I have achieved alot.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I'm facing is on making ends meet and on paying school fees for my children. I'm also sickly and in some cases not able to go to the farm which is my only source of livelihood.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is normally in the evening when my children and I take our evening meal together. My children are my greatest joy and seeing them happy makes me happy too.