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48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent on leasing a piece of land for growing rice, invested as business capital for selling clothes and spent the rest on buying food for daily consumption.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The biggest difference in my life is having my own business which has made me independent and enable me to pay school fees for my children consistently unlike before when they were often sent home to collect school fees.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well in giving us transfers directly wothout letting pass through the hands of corrupt leaders. Moreso, their staffs are very friendly and handles us with lots of care and tolerance.
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying furniture so that my family can get a place to sit on, I also spent it on buying a sewing machine so that I can start sewing business for income to feed and provide for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is the comfort with which my family are living now as I've furnished my house and also I'm engaged in the sewing business which not only a place to work daily but also a source of income to feed and provide for my family.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spend my first transfer on buying furniture worth 8000 and 2000 on buying food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on starting business of selling second hand-cloths and buying 3 cows.
access_time 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the money to open up a business to generate income to help sustain our source of income . Secondly l would wish to buy household items for my house to avoid borrowing from neighbors. Finally l would like to buy a cow to help us in future.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that we managed to educate some of our children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of proper source of income to support my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in morning when working in my farm hopping to get good harvest.