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48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used a larger portion of the transfer to buy a car washing machine which my son currently operate. I also invested the rest in retail shop business.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I have reliable sources of income from my retail shop and car wash. Besides, I have new bedding and enjoy my sleep unlike the days when I was sleeping on some thin old mattress.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GD is focused on changing the lives of the poor. What GD should also do is to add the recipient some money to ensure that they complete the already stated projects.
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
" I spent my second transfer on paying college fee for my son who have been at home for many year because I lack college fees."
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that my son will hopefully finished his college and have a better future."
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying my children clothes 2,000 KSH, 2 blankets 1000 KSH, my clothes and a pair of shoes 2,000 KSH, one sac of maize 3,600 KSH and 2 hens 1,000 KSH the remaining amount I used as capital in starting a small business where I sell Omena ( small fish)
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning spend my upcoming transfer to build a bigger house than the one I'm currently staying in.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on food and household items.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is taking care of my children after the death of their father.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is lack of food because my age doesn't allow me to work hard in the farm.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I have just woken up.