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48200 KES ($482 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer to buy building materials to build a new house as my old house could not accommodate my family.Now I have a very big house and does not have to worry about space for my family.
50000 KES ($485 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying iron sheets that I am planning to use to build a new house. My current house is so squeezed and not in good condition. The roof is leaking as well. I also bought a sheep that I am rearing and three sacks of corn for my family consumption. The remaining I spent on buying household utensils and bedding as the ones I had before had worn out.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion,GiveDirectly does well in having empathy to the poor and giving them cash. On the other hand, I feel that GiveDirectly should not give the money in lump sum but instead monthly.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Were it not for GiveDirectly I could have not bought the building materials. Honestly I was poor and a nobody in my community. Thanks to GiveDirectly.
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
The recipient was not asked any questions as part of this follow up.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Our plan is to build a new bigger house since the current one is very small and squeezed for our family,secondly we intend to invest in large scale farming of maize by buying fertilizer and paying for labour and lastly we will use the remaining amount to pay school fees for our children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement we're proudest of is having been able to build our current house, for many years we lived in a thatched house which would leak every time it would rain making our lives very difficult.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we're facing is on our current house which is very small given the number of our family,we used four iron sheets on the roof which explains the small size.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is normally in the afternoon when I'm sitted under a tree with my last born baby.This is after I'm done with farm work.