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Emilly
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
38
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on purchasing food for the family consumption, bought more utensils in the house and used the larger percentage of the amount on finishing the repair work in my house.
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 been eating well without being stressed of the next meal unlike before, I have also managed to repair my house and my neighbors says that it looks good.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, what GiveDirectly did well was sending the money to an individual person without involving people like the chiefs.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
Before I received my second transfer from Give Directly, my main house was very pathetic and we lived in it with fear of possibility of it collapsing on us and therefore we found it prudent to renovate the whole of it; we renovated its walls, and plastered it with sand and cement.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference that I can mention in my life after receiving transfers from Give Directly is the nature of my house where we live in. It currently looks stronger and attractive, and we are now living in it with a lot of courage.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on doing wiring with 4500 KES, bought cushions worth 3200 KES and bought food with 2300 KES
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I would like to renovate my house and expand my business with my upcoming transfer
 
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access_time over 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the money to expand my business to generate more income to sustain my family. Secondly l would wish to cement my house to avoid frequent maintance. Finally l would like to use the rest of the money to buy food for my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l have struggled and bought sheeps through my business.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack proper source of income to support my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest of part day is in the afternoon after selling my products and getting some money to take care of my children.