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48200 KES ($465 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on paying for my medication bills since I had a growth which forced me to go for a surgery.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The biggest difference in my life is that Am now in good health since I spent the whole of my transfer in my medication.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDiectly is doing well by giving cash to people in the village to help them meet there needs.
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to pay hospital bill at Avenue hospital kisumu for 50000 KES
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The main difference in my life is the capability to pay the hospital bill which set me free
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 10,000 KES to pay part of medical expenses. (Had some money in m-pesa)
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to off-set part of the medical bills that accumulated following a neck surgery that I had.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend the first transfer on building a poultry house and then buy some chicks so that I may start a poultry farm in my compound. I am also planning to spend the other transfers to upgrade my little grocery business which I am currently operating from my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am proudest of the fact that I have been able to sell some of the crop from my farm, and I have used the proceeds to build my own house in a society where a person's worth is greatly defined by whether they own a house or not.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life has been on those occasions when my son, who is in high school, has had to be sent home from school due to lack of school fees and I have had to look around for people who are willing to lend a hand.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am tending my crops in the field.