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Margaret's family
Casual labour
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
53075 KES ($508 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The greatest different in my life ever since Give Directly came into my life. I now have my own home where I can do my projects and even live happily with my family. I finally managed to move away from my parents' homestead. I feel independent which is a great achievement since no one in my village knew I would one day own a home. Apart from that I also bought food that lasted for a couple of days. I also planted some food crops that have also sustained us for a while. I can't thank this organization enough, I will continue praying for them so that they get more blessings and continue helping other people.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, I believe that whatever they did in our village is historic. It transformed the face of our village tremendously. People built houses, took their children to school and bought livestock. The mode of operation is unique and it would be better if other institutions would emulate their projects and how they implement them.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the large portion of the second transfer that I received from Give Directly to build a new house. The one I use to live in was within my parents' homestead. I chose to build mine separately because I felt it was my greatest moment to implement what I was yearning for a while. I also bought some clothes for my children and used the remaining amount to buy food for my family. I am a single parent and receiving this help means a lot to me. I can't thank Give Directly enough for choosing me as one of their beneficiaries.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
55000 KES ($546 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is happiness and stress-free life since I have been able to clear school fees for my child.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was filled with much happiness the moment I received money from GiveDirectly.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to build a house for my family and used the remaining 6000 KES to pay school fees for my child.
access_time 6 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that i will be able to pay school fees for my child in Secondary school with ease as well as buy dairy cattle in my farm.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening. This is the time my children arrive from school and i usually thank God that the day went on well without them being sent home for school fees.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have faced in my life the struggle i go through in paying school fees for my four children, now that I am a single mother and getting a source of income is a great challenge. This forces me to engage in hard casual jobs like quarrying which affects my health.