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Caren
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
57
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on paying school fees for my grandson who is in college 15,000 KES. I am happy that my grandson is going to school with no school fees arrears.I bought a solar lamp for lighting 10,000 KES and fixed two steel windows on my house 6,000 KES. I bought a bag of maize for my family's consumption 4000 KES , school uniform for my three children 1,500 KES and school stationery 4,000 KES. I also bought durable household items.
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 enrolled by grandson back to school since he was a school dropout at a high school level for one year and he was doing a casual job at my neighbor's farm to save money for furthering his education but the pay was insufficient .I bought a solar lamp for lighting hence I no longer incur frequent expenses of buying paraffin.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly did well by giving money directly without involving middlemen such as chiefs to the poorest households in my community.However GiveDirectly did not do well on their hotline call center it was difficulty to get an agent to assist someone who was in need of assistance.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 25000 KES of my second transfer to buy two cows that i used to pay dowry for my sons widow,i paid 11500 KES school fees for my grandson who dropped out of school,i bought bedding worth 3500 KES,I bought one sack of corn at 3600 KES,i invested the remaining amount of money in my chicken business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
...Eeeehh the biggest difference in my life is that my grandson who dropped out out of school for lack of fees is now in class,my sons widow dowry has been paid,and my business is doing well. I am able to feed my family.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I rented a piece of land , bought seeds and fertilizer with 5000 KES, paid school fees of 3000 KES and maize with 2000 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to pay dowry for my daughter in-law and spend the rest on paying school fees.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Rope making
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l struggled to educate my children though they have died.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of money to educate the orphans left behind by children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening after selling my ropes and getting some money to take care of my grandchildren.