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53075 KES ($528 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
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 the transfer in that I have built two houses that could not have been possible.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly does well by giving out unconditional cash transfer to enable people in the village to do what the desire most. I do not find anything that GiveDirectly does not do well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spend my second transfer to build a better house for my family because we have been living in a small house before which was linking from the inside, I also paid school fees for my children in school and the rest of the money I used it to buy food and clothes for my children.
55000 KES ($546 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is happiness since I now have a cow which I did nt have before.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was so happy and sang praises to God the moment I received this money.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy a cow worth 40000 kEs, maize flour worth 6000 KES, paid school fees for my children worth 3000 KES and used the remaining amount to buy home clothes for my clothes.
access_time almost 2 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means great news to me. I will use the money to build a new house, buy a dairy cow as well as clear fee arreas for my children in school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning. This is the time i wake up thanking God for my good health knowing that i am strong enough to face the day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Being a single mother is the biggest hardship i have faced in my life. The father to my four children does not support me in catering for their needs hence this has been a great struggle to me. I do casual jobs in the neighbourhood despite my poor health in order to ensure i provide food for my children as well as pay their school fees.