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48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on fixing a steel door with three steel windows 16,0000 KES. I have cultivated my farm on time in preparation for planting rice.I also bought two bags of maize and other durable goods too.
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 planted rice on my farm in a large scale and from the yields I believe that I will make double profits which I will use to invest on a business to source for more income for my family .I assure GiveDirectly I will maintain the living standard I have now .
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion,GiveDirectly did well by ensuring that all the eligible recipient had phones and their Mpesa accounts were active,this enabled the recipients to get the amount promised in time. I really wish that other non- profitable organisations could adapt this system as it is more efficient and effective.
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer on building a house which at the moment was my key priority since floods had swept away my previous house. This left me homeless and life was very unbearable for me.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now have a roof over my head. Thank you very much Givedirectly for empowering me to have this basic need. May God bless you.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on 20 iron sheets 11000 KES. I added 1200 KES on my transfer.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on building a house, a seven seater sofa set and a cow.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on iron sheets, poles, timber, and also to pay the builder, so that I can get a house to call my own. The rest of the transfer will go towards paying rent before my house is completed.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is the fact that that I am dedicatedly working hard to take care of my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is seeing my previous house get swept away by floods.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am meeting friends and strolling around the shopping centre.