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Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
36
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent part of my third transfer on buying building materials that I used to repair my house that was not in a very good condition. I have painted it too and it looks so neat. The remaining I spent on paying school fees for my two in secondary school. I wish GiveDirectly could add us more money, but I can only be grateful for the ones I have received.
 
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 the larger part of my second transfer on hiring a piece of land which is one and half acre in size. I paid cultivation fees hence the planting process in going on at the moment.I paid school fees for my child who is in high school. I also bought a water pump too.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have planted cereals on the land that I had hired hence I am assured of enough food from the yields I will get from the farm.I also have a water pump which I use to sprinkle water with on my farm thus I no longer make several trips to the water source to collect water for my farm.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I received the first transfer when I had school fees arrears to clear, which was tormenting me a lot. It all cleared the school fees balances for my daughter.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
When I will receive my upcoming second transfer, I will educate my girl child by paying her school fees from her second to the forth year of her secondary education. I would be happy to see my child in a corporate job in the future.
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the money to buy water pump to supply in my farm. Secondly l would wish to use some money to buy vegetables seeds, rice and maize seeds in order to do farming. Lastly l would like to use the rest of the money to take of my grandchild whose mother died and left when he was two months.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l have struggled to educate my child upto forth form.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of proper source of income to educate my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when working in my farm and seeing my crops doing well hoping to get good harvest.