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48200 KES ($474 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the third transfer on buying a steel door 10,000KES and two steel windows 8,000KES. I also paid school fees for my children 5,000KES and added some capital on to my clothes selling business 25,000KES.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new plan is to buy a water tank for easy accessibility to safe water and also get some income by supplying water to households experiencing water shortage problems for pay.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The biggest difference in my life is that I have paid school fees for my children and this has reduced my school fees arrears.My business has grown hence making double profits and through this my children can now dress decently. Thanks to GiveDirectly
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 30,000KES of the transfer on buying balast for laying a foundation for my house. I also paid 10,000KES for school fees for my child in secondary school, and the remaining 10,000KES on buying a metal door and window to fix in my house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that my child had been sent away from school and I wouldn't have taken him back were it not for the transfer.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought three still windows at 9,000 KES then paid 1,000 KES deposit for one still door.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to buy 3000 bricks, 25 iron sheets and bags of cement depending on the amount that'll be remaining.
access_time 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to buy a portion of land somewhere so that in the near future,I can establish my home and have my peace.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am proudest of owning a dairy cow that is supplying my family with milk.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is how to take care of my children by making sure that they get enough food and school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is whenever I visit my farm to cultivate it because I'm sure of getting enough farm produce in future.