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Helida's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($473 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
From my third transfer I bought a mattress, iron sheets, building nails, paid laborers building my kitchen, bought a wooden door, bought food for my laborers, kept some as savings and also spent some on other household expenditures. I use not to have a kitchen but cooked in the main house, this made my house dirty and my children could not study well due to smoke from the firewood, so when I got the transfer I spent most of it to buy iron sheets to build a separate kitchen.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
After getting the transfer, I did achieve some of my goals like building a bigger house, having sofa set, mattress and household utensils. Unfortunately am lacking a pit latrine in my compound and that is what am planning to dig and build so as to live in a clean environment
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I lived in an old iron sheet roof which was leaking and everything would get wet but now I have beautiful house which is not leaking and very comfortable. Thank you so much givedirectly.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 3,500 KES of my first transfer on transport going to Kisii to get Mpesa statement after my money got lost.I still have 6,500 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have my child in school.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my token on secondary school fees (6600), blanket and utensils (3000).
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to repair my roof and replace the doors of my house with my upcoming lump-sum payment.
access_time 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to pay school fees for my son and expand my since since my livestock sleep in the same room as me.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that am taking my child to school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is lack of good house and paying school fees
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am telling stories