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Grace's family
Subsistence farming
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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?
I spent my third transfer on purchasing food for the family consumption, gave my husband part of the money for his upkeep and bought more utensils in the house. I also bought a solar lantern for lighting purposes and spent the larger percentage of the amount on purchasing a bull to help in cultivating my parcel of land.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that, my farm does't lie fallow anymore since I managed to purchase a second bull that helps in cultivating it early enough for the planting season unlike before.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, what GiveDirectly does well is by involving the recipients individually
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 renovating my house so that I can live in a better place.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is staying in a better house which is furnished, I have chairs to sit on and a better bedding for sleeping. My life is wonderful cutesy of transfer from GiveDirectly. Thanks a lot GD.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the whole of the first transfer on buying bedding and utensils.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to spend my upcoming transfer on buying cows that will be providing me with milk and I can also sell in future to help me pay school fee.I'm also planning to build a bigger house with the upcoming transfer because my current house is too squeezed to fit my family.
access_time 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying two bulls that we will use in ploughing our farm, I will spend part of the transfer on buying ten bags of cement that will be used in plastering my house and the remaining amount I will spend on paying school fees for our children who are in secondary school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proudest of is that we were able to build our own house using cash that we had saved from the sale of our farm produce.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that ploughing our farm is a challenge as we don't have bulls that we can use in ploughing and our kids also are always sent home due to lack of school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I go to my farm in the morning to plough it. This makes me happy as I am able to plant crops like maize and vegetable that we will be able to sell for cash and also eat at home.