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Mercy's family
Casual labour
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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?
I spent my third cash transfer on building a three roomed house because my previous house was too small and uncomfortable. I also bought a dairy cow from which I will sell dairy products and get daily income.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goal is open a hardware that will earn me some income. Through this, I'll start saving money for taking my children to secondary schools and university.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The biggest difference in my life is that I have built a house that I never knew I would ever own in my entire life. My previous house was too small that if I had visitors others would sit outside. This was very embarrassing especially in rainy seasons because my visitors would be rained on. Thanks to Givedirectly I not only have enough room for my family but for my visitors too.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time almost 8 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on building an iron roofed house.I also bought 1 sack of maize.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have a spacious house which accommodates my family well and my children have a place to sleep in.
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 payment on 2 goats (4000) and windows (6000).
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spent my upcoming lump-sum payment on a cow and a new house.
access_time 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I want to finish building my house, put cement on the floor and wall. I also want to start business of selling grains and also start livestock farming.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I have build a semi-permanent house for my mother at home.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I don't have consistent income for providing for my family and sometimes we are forced to go hungry because we can't afford a meal when I don't get menial work that day.
What is the happiest part of your day?
When I can provide my family with a meal for the day I feel happy.