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Lilian's family
Lilian
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
28
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the transfer on buying solar lump 7000 KES, battery 6000 KES, radio set 5000 KES, clothes 4000 KES, 2 bags of maize 8000 KES and used balance on daily meals.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Mylife would have never changed i would have remained amongst the lowest starndard in the village.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give direct has enabled me own things i never thought i would be able to own.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
From my second transfer, I spent 20,000 KES to repay a loan, built a pit latrine at 5,000 KES, spent 10,000 KES yo buy iron sheets, bought building posts at 4,000 KES, bought building nails at 3,400 KES, spent 3,000 KES to pay laborers who were building my pit latrine, and the remaining 4,300 KES, I spent on food and other household expenditures.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life is different in that, I now have a bigger and beautiful house as compared to the one I had before
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a cupboard for 7,000 KES and bought a bag of maize for 2,800 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to enlarge my house,construct a pit latrine and pay school fees.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend the first part of our transfer on iron sheets, weld mesh, and some bricks to construct a pit latrine. We will then spend the rest of the transfer on livestock, and school fees for our children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is buying furniture with the money I saved from my work of making and selling sisal ropes.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is lack of enough food for me and my family. We rely majorly on corn from the farm, but most of the time the crop fails.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I am taking my sisal ropes to the market to sell.