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Monica's family
Small business
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($475 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of the third transfer to build a spacious comfortable house, since l was staying in very small house where l was being forced to squeeze myself with my family. The remaining balance l spent to pay school fee arrears for my child who in secondary school, after she stayed home for sometimes because of the arrears.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer, I used the biggest share to buy 40 iron sheets and timber worth 20000 KES in readiness for the construction of my new house since my current one is small and old. The balance was used to buy a sack of maize for my family's food since we did not have enough food in the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have higher hopes of getting a new house soon because I have bought building materials.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to pay school fees for my child in secondary school. I used part of it to pay for medical bills for other child who was not feeling well at the time and had to seek medical attention. Using the remaining amount, I bought food for my children. Thanks to GiveDirectly because since I started receiving the money,I have not had serious setbacks in putting food on the table.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer,I was not shocked as I did not have any doubts with GiveDirectly as I had seen others receive,Instead I was so happy.
access_time over 7 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Due to inadequate income, providing food for my family, is the biggest hardship I have faced.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evenings, after I have earned some income from my small business, and bought food for my family.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I feel very excited, because I intend to use it to expand my business of selling bhajia, because currently I take English potatoes on credit, and pay later after sales.