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55000 KES ($532 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that, I have managed to build a more spacious and permanent house than the one had previously before the transfers. This has seen my household members enjoy the space and privacy they did not have before. Besides if it were not the transfers, It would have taken a little bit longer to accomplish the dream of building a bigger house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, what GD does well is touching the lives of many people through the financial support it gives to people. This has empowered many individuals and helped them make investment decisions to remove them from the state they are in.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer, I bought a cow that I plan to rear. The remaining amount, I paid school fees for my children and bought some household items to improve my living standards. This will see me become more stable and increase my revenue.
55000 KES ($544 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my transfer to build a house. Initially, I was being rained on in grass thatched house but I have put up a new house with iron sheets roofing.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so happy, I could not believe it when I saw the money in my phone.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My biggest difference is that I am able to feed well I no longer go a day without food.
access_time over 1 year ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in my life is that my husband does not have a stable source of income and at times we are not able to take our child to hospital when he is sick.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I manage to get a casual job of harvesting beans from the farm. This makes me happy because I am able to support my husband in buying food.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will be able to build a better house that is semi-permanent, start a business of selling fish and part of the transfer will be spent on buying a goat.