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48200 KES ($465 USD)
5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on paying my sons college fee because he is my source of hope. I bought furniture such as seats, bed and a mattress because the previous ones are old and worn out.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Receiving the transfers has made my life different in that it has made my children who had dropped out of school to go back to school.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Givedirectly has done well in giving us unconditional money transfers that has improved our living standards.
50000 KES ($490 USD)
over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought household items that I didn't have before and I'm also planning to pay school fee for son who will be joining form one.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Buying household item has saved me from embarrassment especially when I had visitors.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 6,400 KES to pay medical bills, bought maize for 2,400 KES and the remaining amount was spent on buying food in the house.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy a piece of land where I can build my house and settle in.
almost 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning planning to spend my transfer on buying a piece of land where I can later build my own home.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is my small business of making sandwiches which I sell at the market.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is the burden of paying house rent every month.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am selling sandwiches at our local market centre.
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