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Getruda's family
Getruda
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
57
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 used a portion of the transfer to buy tiles which I'll place on my floor. I bought a cupboard, two goats, and also purchased grains for family consumption.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I live in a good house. I was living in a house which was in a bad state and no one was ready to repair it because I don't have a husband, he died some months down the line.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
What GD does well is that it deals with the recipient directly. For now I'm not aware of what GD doesn't do well.
 
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?
I spent my second transfer on buying 18 bags of cement at 10,800 KES, sand at 12,000 KES,murram at 4,000 KES, paid 12,000 KES on wages, bought wall poles at 3,000 KES,house paint at 3,200 KES, water used during construction at 2,000 KES and spent the rest of the money on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is renovating and expanding my house.
 
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 mattress at 3,500 KES, a sack of maize at 3,600 KES, paid 1,200 KES school fee for my grandson in primary school then used the rest on food for the house.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to repair my current house by cementing the walls and floor then erect a new pit latrine.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on school fees for my orphaned grandchildren who I live with and support.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is growing some peas which I sold and got money that I used to buy some goats.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is the death of my husband about one month ago. I spent a lot of my resources towards the funeral, and so now I am even in debt.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I have finished all my day's work and I am getting ready to retire to bed.