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48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer to buy clay, sand which I have used to renovate my house. I bought iron sheets,nails and steel door and windows. The remaining amount, I spent to buy a sack of maize for consumption and also some amount, I spent to pay school fees for my child who is in high school
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that, I managed to pay school fees for my child and also I have made a step further which I never thought I could achieve anytime soon. This is all because I received the transfers.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has brought alot of developments in our community through the transfers until those who refuses are envious of those who received. I have not seen anything that GD did not do well.
50000 KES ($487 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to built a new house since my previous house was an old thatched house which was almost falling down,I also paid school fees for my children with the remaining transfer.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I'm at peace,owning a nice house and my children are in school are my biggest difference in my life.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spend my first transfer on paying school fees for my children and bought food and cloths for family.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on paying school fee for my children and buying dairy cow which will supply me with milk and sell extra for my daily income.
access_time over 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to buy building materials and build a bigger house since my current house is too small to fit my big family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I have educated my daughter upto form three and she will be joining form in the coming year.That makes me so proud.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest challenge is that I have nine children and all of them are in school.Raising school fees for them is a challenge.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is at night when I am going to bed.