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Grace
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
44
homeHousehold Size:
9
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($473 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer renovating my house and paid school fee for my children,I also bought school uniform,cloths and food for my family.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is to start a cereals business for my family upkeep and school fee for my children.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different I never thought of having such a big new semi permanent house fully furnished, that I wouldn't have if i never received the transfer.Thanks to Give_Directly.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought bricks with 35000 KES, cement 8800 KES, maize 2000 KES and spent some on buying food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I am currently completing my house which I started earlier and got stuck before finishing.
 
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 my token on school fees (5000), food, utensils and clothes (5000).
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy more bricks and complete my house and clear fee balance with my upcoming lump-sum payment.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on paying school fees for my two children who are in secondary school,I will spend part of the transfer on buying bricks that will be used in building our house and the remaining amount I will spend on buying food for our family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement that I am proudest of is that I have been able to take my children to school till one of them cleared high school using cash that I got from the sale of my farm produce.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is that our income is low and at times we don't have money to take our kids to the hospital when they are sick and this is a big challenge to us.
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 and eventually I get a good harvest. This makes me happy as I am able to get food and other basic needs for my family.