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Rose
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
29
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($469 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on putting up a house. I had wishes of transiting from the poorly constructed house that I had before, but lacked the finances to implement this . I had become a laughing stock in the village as people wondered whether I would one day acquire something worth calling a house. I am happy today that with the help of Give Directly, I have fulfilled my dream that has ashamed all those who mocked me.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has greatly changed with the transfers received from Give Directly. The most pleasant project that out stands all that I did is the transition that I underwent of acquiring a nice, spacious and permanent house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly has worked to its perfection. I love the fact that Give Directly recognizes peoples' different needs and preferences that has resulted into a wholesome development in the villages of operation.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my last transfer to construct a new house that cost me 46000 KES. Using the remaining amount i used to buy food for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Me and my family used to be rained on frequently but nowadays i have my own house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 5,500 KES to buy 10 iron sheets, and spent 4,000 KES to pay school levies.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy more building materials and construct a bigger house where my children can find somewhere to sleep.
 
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access_time 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer on iron sheets and other building materials so as to build a larger house. Our current house is too small against the size of our family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is keeping all our children in school and continuing to support them through their education.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is living in a congested house with very little privacy, if any. The kids have grown up and our house is too small.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am preparing my children for school.