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Mary
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
45
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the transfer on buying a cow 25000 KES, 10 pieces of iron sheets 7000 KES, school fees 15000 KES and used balance on daily meals.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Give directly has enabled my children finish school without any stress unlike before i was so worried being that am a widow.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give directly keeps communication lines open unlike others.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
From my second transfer, I spent 8,000 KES to buy sofa sets, bought 1 cow at 24,000 KES, gave my sister 5,000 KES as a gift, gave my mother 3,000KES as a gift, bought 12 iron sheets at 8,400 KES, and the remaining 400KES, I spent to buy building nails.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life is different in that, I now have iron roofed house, I have beautiful seats and I also managed to pay school fees for my children
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid 4,500 debt that I had borrowed to start building an iron roofed house.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy ironsheet, timber and nails, and extend my iron roofed house to make it more spacious.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on iron sheets so that I can extend the size of my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is building my own house where I currently live.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is lack of money to pay school fees for my children in time. Sometimes they stay at home for days on end, waiting for me to raise money through making and selling sisal ropes.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am relaxing after working hard during the day.