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48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used a larger portion of the transfer to pay fee for my son who joined form one this year. I also used the remaining amount to pay labor fee to the contractor who built my new house.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is defferent in that I now own a home where I make personal decisions without consulting my in-laws as it used to be the tradition. Apart from that, My son is now in high school and hopefuly he will excel and become a pillar in our home. I'm certain that without GD support, all these could have remained a dream.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion what GD does well is that they doesn't require any registration fee. In fact if registration fee could have been a prerequisite, most of us could have been left out. Apart from that, GD live upto its promise. As at now I'm not aware of what GD doesn't do well.
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy 30 pieces of roofing iron sheets for 19500 KES, 12000 KES i spent to buy timber for building, 5000 KES i spent to buy utensils, 4500 KES i spent to pay school fee for my children and 3800 KES i spent to buy corn for family consumption and the remaining 5000 KES i spent to buy daily household food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the ability to have cash that I can spend on buying daily food hence my family cannot go without food
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 4,000 KES to pay school fees for my children in primary school and the rest of the transfer is yet to be spent.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to have a new home and construct a bigger and better house that is spacious enough.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the transfer to build a new home since I am still living in parents inlaw home. Secondly l would wish to use some money to pay school fees for my son who is joining form one next year. Lastly l would wish to use the rest of the money to expand my business to generate more income to sustain my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l have struggled to up bring my children after the death of my husband my open a salon.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in is lack of proper source of income to support my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is when all my family members are in good health.