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Donna's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($465 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
When I received my third transfer, I used the whole of it to construct a house of 34 iron sheets in my own compound, thus giving me full independence.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different from how it would have been without transfers because the transfers enabled me to stop working as a house maid in people's homes and shifted to doing personal businesses, thus my dignity has been restored.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give Directly sent money straight to the recipient thus corruption was hampered.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on paying my dowry since we have live for 7year no dowry that have been paid , I also bought building materials such as 40pieces of round poles and 10 pieces of Iron sheets and food for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I' am going to build a bigger house in my own home and I' am able to care of my family without any difficulties.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy nine iron sheets at 5,950 KES, used 3,000 KES to till my rice plantation then used the rest on food for the house.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to use my upcoming transfer to build my own home.
access_time almost 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying some livestock and food.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is the small vegetable garden that I have in my backyard.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is lack of money to pay fees for my children and even for buying them other necessities.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when my children are back from school and are helping me with the chores around the house.