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Candy's family
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
When we received our third transfer, we combined it with first and second money we had received from Give Directly and spent it on a motorcycle. This is something we had been longing for since we had identified a gap in the market. Currently, we use the motorcycle for taxi business to generate for us daily income that caters for our household needs.
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 transfers from Give Directly in that, I have managed to acquire a motorcycle for a taxi business that has created for us self-employment. We are now employed as opposed to before and therefore we can meet our basic needs with a lot ease.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my own opinion, what Give Directly does well is that it gives us money in exchange of nothing-we don't need to repay back, however, I feel that the percentage of the poorest who were incorporated in the program was below par.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the second cash transfer to buy a motorcycle 55000 KES, which i added 5000 KES from my savings.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life is different because at the moment i have a motorcycle that gives us income and through this I have built a new house that I did not have before.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought 13 iron sheets at 8,500 KES, 30 kilograms of maize at 750 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to add more iron sheets to build an iron roofed house with cemented walls and floor.
access_time 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to build my own house since I don't have one.I have been renting a house at the Centre for three months now and I have realized that paying rent is not an easy task.I would also like to buy some households items like furnitures,beddings and some utensils.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I would say,I am proudest of being a paultry farmer because it is my main source of livelihood.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is that I lack important household items like seats and I know I cannot afford to buy them right now because I don't have money.Sometime I even feel ashamed to host church visitors because I have to borrow seats from my neighbour.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I'm happiest when doing my daily duties like cooking and washing utensils especially in the afternoon.