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Margaret
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
58
homeHousehold Size:
7
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($483 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on paying school fees for my daughter in college to enable her get a good future.I also built a kitchen
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 because I was able to take my daughter to college and now she's in school.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion,GiveDirectly did well because there are development in the village.However Givedirectly should give us more money.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of my second transfer on paying university fees for my daughter because I want her to graduate,have a good life and be independent in the future.I also bought a cow.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have peace of mind because my daughter is able to stay in school and study.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 6,000KES from my first transfer to pay college fees for my child, bought a goat worth 3,000 KES and the remaining 1,000 KES, I spent on buying food for my family.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to use part of my second transfer to pay college fees for my child, buy a cow for milking and to build a kitchen.
 
Enrolled
access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to use my transfer to educate my daughter who is proceeding to the university next year, build a kitchen and construct a pit latrine to improve the hygiene of my dwelling.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have educated my children. Two are in the University currently.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in life is that I lack sufficient funds to educate my children who have been performing very well. I have had to sell my assets to educate them.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I am doing pottery because that's where I get my daily income .