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Jane
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
53
homeHousehold Size:
9
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($465 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my transfer on paying school fee for my children for the new term. I also did repairs in my house which included redoing the whole floor and painting the house. I also invested in a corn selling business which is helping me in catering for my family's daily needs with the income that I get from the business.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
i cannot begin to explain the difference in my life since I started getting the transfers. I am a transformed woman in financial stature and general well being because I now have a source of income with my corn business and I have been able achieve a lot of development with my transfers, I was able o pay my children's fee, and I was able to repair my house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion the criteria that was used was very fair and just. I suggest that household that were missed during census should be reconsidered for the program.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on building an iron roofed house since the one I had was very old.I also bought a calf.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a leak free iron roofed house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first cash transfer to purchase 2 sacks of maize worth 5000 KES, started building my toilet with 3000 KES and bought food with 1800 KES to sustain my family
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy a cow, renovate my house and invest on my business.I normally sell slippers
 
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access_time 8 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to buy two dairy cows that I can milk for my own consumption.I also plan to plaster my floor because I would like to prevent diseases that are dust-born.Lastly I plan to spend the rest on school fees.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is being able to run my own business.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is how to raise school fees for my eldest daughter who is going to sit for her form four exams this year.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I'm happiest when I'm able to feed my children properly and finance their education.