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Margaret's family
Margaret
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
30
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($463 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on starting a business of selling second hand cloths and use the remaining transfer to pay school fees for my children.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that my business provide for my basic needs and school fees for my children.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion,GD fulfill promise.And I don't have any negative opinion.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($490 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the second transfer on buying 30 iron sheets, roofing nails,round polls and paid labour in advance.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I was homeless since my husband demise 3 years a go but because of Gd cash transfer I managed to build a new house family feel more secure than before.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first cash transfer on ploughing my potato firm 1,500 KES, bought seedlings 300 KES, clothes 1,200 KES, paid workers 3,500 KES and paid a loan of 3,500 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to spend my upcoming cash transfer on building a house.
 
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access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I'm planning spend my transfer on building a new bigger house since the current one is very small and very squeezed for my family, secondly I will use part of the transfer to invest in tomatoes farming and lastly use the remaining amount to pay school fees for my children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm proudest of is having been able to save money from farming and used it to build my current house.It was built using seven iron sheets,small but I'm proud to have built it.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I'm facing currently is the constant sickness of my first born child, he's HIV/AIDS positive hence always sick.I use alot of money on his medication.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I'm sitted with my children having our evening meal.