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Beatrice
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
34
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($465 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of my third transfer to pay school for my son who was joining high school and I did not want him to be sent home for school fees. I also bought sand and cement which I have used to renovate my house.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that, I have a business which earns me income which helps me to support my family. I paid my children's school fees without asking nay body for help like I did before and this made me very happy. I would not have done all this without the transfers.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly did well in changing the lives of the recipients in the community through unconditional cash transfers. I have not seen anything they did not do well.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used 15,000 KES to boost my business which was almost closing down due to the high needs in the family,I used 20,000 KES for school fees for my child who is to joining form One. Initially I was worried on what next to do with my child after class eight because I didn't know where I could get money to pay for his school fees.I also used 10,000 KES to buy soil which I will use to repair my house. I am longing to have a good house just like the others have in the community.The rest of the money I used in buying food stuff for the family. I know with all these my future looks brighter.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am relieved of paying school fees and I am happy because I am now self reliant after boosting my business. I don't have to beg for money to Carter for my expenses.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on paying school fees worth 5000 KES and bought 2 sheep worth 5000 KES
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning renovate my house and expand my business with my upcoming transfer
 
Enrolled
access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on paying school fees for my children and other children who I support. I will also spend part of the transfer on buying livestock, and also food.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is the business that I am doing of selling second hand clothes.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is how to get enough food and other basic needs for the children, due to the high cost of living.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am tidying up my house and preparing the kids for school.