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Millicent's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($475 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer to buy fishing nets to enable me boost my fish business because we depend on the business for livelihood.I also bought house hold items.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying a fishing boat at 25,000 KES, a mattress at 4,400 KES, ten cushions at 4,000 KES, I then added some of my money to the rest of the cash and bought a sofa set at 20,000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that am now getting good income from my boat now that the I have a bigger and better fishing vessel. I won't be borrowing chairs too now that I have enough seats for my visitors.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on purchasing a door that I inserted in my house which previously lacked one. I had improvised one for the time being which occasionally gave easy access to the house by unauthorized persons. I also purchased blankets for my children who were spending their cold nights covered with tattered clothes.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so happy when I received my transfer because I had much doubts with the promise made by GiveDirectly looking at the past experiences with the previous organisations.
access_time almost 5 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The prolonged drought has made the food to become so expensive and therefore feeding the children is the biggest hardship I'm currently going through, we even skip certain meals at times.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the afternoon hours when I've earned some money and bought food to share with my children.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means living a hopeful life, I own a house that is in bad condition and has no seats. All these shall come to be fulfilled when the money arrives.