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Priscila
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labor
faceAge:
32
workCampaign
Kenya Large Transfer
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
45000 KES ($295 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
In the coming year and beyond, my aspiration is to enhance my farming practices. Given the accessibility of water resources and the existing irrigation equipment, I aim to achieve a more bountiful harvest by the season's end. This endeavor is driven by a desire to fulfill the diverse needs of my family of eight, ensuring an ample supply of essentials, and securing the means to cover my children's school fees. The prospect of an improved yield holds significance not only for sustenance but also for the overall well-being and educational pursuits of my family.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
The impact of GiveDirectly's work is truly remarkable. The positive changes brought about by their support are evident, underscoring the crucial role of support. Before receiving this money, I was facing significant challenges, but the financial support I received enabled me to ensure my family's well-being by providing them with nutritious meals. This support has not only alleviated my struggles but also empowered me to cultivate and sell vegetables, further enhancing our economic stability. The transformative effect of GiveDirectly's money is profound, fostering a sense of security and the ability to fulfill my children's desires. While the organization excels in providing direct financial aid that addresses immediate needs, there could be additional avenues for support, such as guidance on sustainable income-generating activities, to ensure long-term empowerment and resilience within the communities they serve.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
Upon receiving my second transfer, we were eager to enhance our farming activities, especially with the piece of land we own next to the river. We had previously invested in a generator to pump water for irrigation, but we were short on pipes. Thanks to GiveDirectly, we were able to allocate $40 for pipes, $11 for five liters of generator fuel, and $25 for tomato seeds, which are currently thriving in the nursery bed. I also invested $36 in acquiring additional farming equipment, including a knapsack sprayer, slasher, file, and gumboots. The farm is flourishing, and I am optimistic about a bountiful harvest by the end of the season. Moreover, I settled a $25 debt I owed to a neighbor for farm inputs. Additionally, I used $95 for essential household goods, such as sugar, tea leaves, wheat flour, cooking oil, and a sack of maize, catering to my family of 8. To transport these items from town to my home, I incurred a $26 cost. Furthermore, I contributed $100 to cover the surveyor's cost for subdividing our land and saved the remainder to manage the tomato nursery bed until transplantation to the farm. Overall, the support from GiveDirectly has not only empowered our farming endeavors but also allowed us to address crucial needs within our family and community. I am truly grateful for the positive impact on our lives.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
18010 KES ($122 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
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Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The memory of receiving the money remains fresh in my mind. I was attending a church meeting when my phone unexpectedly rang. Excitedly, I checked and found that Segovia Technology had sent me money. A wave of indescribable joy washed over me, and I promptly shared the fantastic news with my equally thrilled husband, who had coincidentally called to check if I had received the funds. Without delay, we commenced planning how to maximize the transfer, now that we had the much-needed resources at our disposal.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The capacity to acquire pipes for establishing an irrigation system has had the most significant impact on my everyday life. Financial constraints had rendered this purchase impossible in the past. I am overwhelmed with joy that I have now achieved my objective, which means we can now draw water from the river for irrigation. I will forever be grateful for this incredible gift that has transformed my life.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
The arrival of GiveDirectly in our village brought a profound sense of relief, as I eagerly anticipated the positive impact their aid could have on our lives. After my successful registration, my hopes were raised, and a profound sense of joy filled me as I knew I would be among the recipients. Immediately, I began strategizing how best to utilize the funds. Since my husband and I primarily rely on farming for income, supplemented by occasional odd jobs, our utmost priority has always been the well-being of our six children. With the first transfer, I made a prudent decision to spent $20 towards school fees, addressing our most pressing need at the time. Subsequently, I invested $70 in purchasing a bag of maize and 5 kilograms of beans to ensure our family had a sufficient food supply. Finally, $54 was wisely spent on acquiring fertilizer, pipes, and petrol to enhance our farming output. I am delighted to report that everything unfolded according to plan, thanks to the invaluable assistance I received.
 
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access_time 11 months ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
Receiving this money means financial freedom. I desire to do irrigation on my two-acre land. I sold land to purchase a generator for pumping water to the farm but the money was not enough to purchase water pipes. These transfers will enable us to start up vegetable farming and ensure a constant flow of income for my family. I am thankful for the opportunity to make my life better and I am hopeful to take my children to school up until they pursue their careers.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I was blessed with a bouncing baby boy five months ago and am happy about the addition to my family. I am thankful to God for giving my family good health and seeing my children grow well goes me peace.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Lack of a stable source of income is the biggest challenge. My husband and I do casual jobs to earn a living but due to the lack of rainfall, it is scarce. We get an average of $8 a week which is hardly enough to sustain my family's needs. If I had a constant flow of money, my life would be better.