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Agnes
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
46
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($465 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on fixing a steel door on the main house which is stronger, bought two bags of maize for the family consumption and sand hoping to plaster my house soon. I also bought two goats that I can sell the offspring in future to take care of any emergencies and spent most of the transfers on paying school fees for my child who is in high school since I believe in a brighter future through education.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that, right now I have my own goat that I can sell incase of any emergency and have a strong door unlike before where I had a wooden door which was weak.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, what GiveDirectly did well is not discriminating anyone in our village but attending to all recipients.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to build a bigger and better house as the previous one was too small for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is the bigger house I stay in now which accommodate my family comfortably.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I want to construct a new house as the one i stay in now is so small to accommodate my family.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used 2000 KES i gave my husband he invested in his livestock business,i have used 5000 KES to dig a pit latrine and the remaining amount i want to use to pay for labor during construction of the latrine.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I want to build a three roomed semi-permanenet house, build a permanent toilet, expand my molasses business and pay school fees for my children in both primary and secondary school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My greatest achievement is buying a milk cow.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I don't have a job hence sustaining my family is a big problem, besides I live with orphans and my income is very low.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when my family and I wakes up healthy and happy.