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48200 KES ($465 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of third transfer to restock my small scale shop which is my main source of income, I spent some amount to pay school fees for my child who is in high school. The remaining amount, I have kept aside to use in enrolling my child in high next year.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
If I would not have received the transfer, I would not have enrolled my child in high school and also I would not have manged to pay school fees for two year. I would not also be owning my own business which has really changed my life. Thank you GD for the transfers and may you continue to help more people like me.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly did well in sending us transfers directly hence there was no corruption involved. GiveDirectly should pay field visits to recipients after all the three transfers to see if it is true they spent the money like they always say and wisely.
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to start a second hand clothes selling business as my major source of income to help me cater for my family,i used part of the transfer to do shopping for my child who was joining secondary school. I have kept the remaining money in my savings account for further use.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is having the ability to admit my son to secondary school thanks to the transfers.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 4000 KES to lease a piece of land for farming rice, spent 4000 KES as capital for my sweet potatoes business and bought maize with 1000 KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy water pump for irrigating my farm and also spend some part of the transfer to plant tomatoes.
access_time over 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the money to buy a generator to supply water in my farm inoder to do better farming and increase production. Secondly l would wish to expand on my since I have my daughter in standard eight who is joining form one next. Lastly l would like to pay school fees for my children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is l have struggled to take my children to school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of capital to expand my business to generate more income to help support my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when working in the farm knowing that I will get some money to buy food for my children.