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Rosemary's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
63900 KES ($620 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
Its really amazing living in my homestead now that I built with the second transfer since I no longer have aurgument with my previous land owner and this has made me revieve my peace of mind.I also built a kitchen and bought food for my family's consumption.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Oooh no! I don't see what Givedirectly doesn't do well giving me unconditional transfer has changed my life in a positive way and that all , I am greatful of because my children are now going to school comfortable by not being sent home for school fees as they used to.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Seeing my child go to school every morning at her final year of high school without worries of being sent home for school fees is the biggest gift and different in my life that I have gained from the transfers sent to me as well as having my own homestead.Thank you GiveDirectly.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
44000 KES ($427 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a steel door and two steel windows. I paid school fees for for my child is are in high school and now I am happy seeing my child go to school without any school fees arrears .I bought two goats and sheep . I bought a bag of maize for my family's consumption and household expenditures.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first transfer , I felt very happy and thanked God for the blessing I had received through GiveDirectly
access_time over 1 year ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have in my life is paying school fees for my son and daughter who are in high school and also getting enough food to feed my family because it is a large family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is usually during lunch hours because it is the time that I always rest after finishing household chores and farm work.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will start a small business of selling traditional marts and continue to get revenue to support my family.