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Grace
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
42
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of the transfer to build kitchen for my children to a have a place where they can sleep, since they sleeping at the neighbor's house and this was very risky. I spent the remaining transfer to pay school fee for my children.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life different than it would have been if I never received the transfer is that, l could not have manage to pay dowry to my parents.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion Give Directly did well in training people on spending, this has really helped so many people to spend wisely.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my money on paying fees arrears for my child who had completed his high school education.As a result he was able to get his certificate which the school withheld for not clearing the school fees.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I now have chairs in my house.I am also able to afford enough food for my family.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the first transfer on buying a sofa set seats 6,000KES, two pairs sofa set seats clothing 1,200KES and a table 2,000KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend the upcoming transfer on renovating my house into a semi- permanent house from a mud one that I am staying in at the moment.I am also planning to buy household furniture such as cupboard and chairs.
 
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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 cement my house to avoid frequent maintance since it is very expensive. Secondly l would wish to buy a cow for future use. Finally l would like to open up a business to generate income to support my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l have struggled to pay school fees for my daughter who is in forth form.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is unreliable source of income to pay school fees for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when someone has invited me to help her do some casual work knowing that I will get money at the end of the day to take care of my children.