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Milka
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
30
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 the larger part of my third transfer on paying school fees for my son and my daughter who are carrying out electrical course and tailoring course respectively 40,000 KES.I am happy since my children are going to school with on school fees arrears and I believe after completing their courses they will come out as enlighten competent individuals to the job market .I also added capital onto my grocery business and now I am making double profits.
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 paid school fees for my son and my daughter who are carrying out electrical course and tailoring course respectively hence I am happy since my children are going to school without school fees arrears and I believe after completing their courses they will be more enlighten and competent individuals to my country's job market.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly did well by empowering the poor households financially without imposing conditions on how the money should be spent because living standards have improved positively as the level of poverty in my community has reduced drastically.
 
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 10000 KES of my second transfer to invest in my food business,i spent 30000 KES to take my son for a technical training course in electrical wiring. I spent 3000 KES to buy corn for my family consumption,i paid 3000 KES to pay school fees for my children in prirmary school. I spent the remaining to buy food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Before we could argue with my husband when he failed to pay fees but nowadays we dont since i started receiving these transfers.My son was staying home doing nothing but when i received the money i took him for a technical course. I am privileged.
 
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 took my child to technical institution with 5000/- the remaining 5000/- i use to start a small business at my gate.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I will take my other child to school to finish form four, then i will buld a house for me and the other for my children
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the money to pay school fees for my daughter who dropped out of school in form two because of lack of school fees. Secondly l would to open up a business to substitute my husband's source of income to enable us live a better life. Lastly I would like to the rest of the money to build a new home since we are still living in our parents inlaw's home and this is hindering our children from building their own house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that we have struggled to build iron roofed house because we used to stay in a grass thatched house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of money to pay school fees for our children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening when all my husband and children are back from work and school respectively.