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Chepkemoi's family
Subsistence farming
Kenya Standard Remote
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
53150 KES ($442 USD)
access_time 27 days ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My new goal is to be able to improve my businesses in order to make more money and be in a position to pay school fees for my children in time. I do poultry keeping and right now I have 50 chicken that I keep. My goal is to see the project improve and I am looking forward to keeping up to 100 chicken. This investment will see is pay school fees much more comfortably than we now do and hence the overall goal of seeing our children get the best in terms of education shall be achieved. We have three children with the first one having just started school.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GiveDirectly did very well by giving us support unconditionaly. This gave us the freedom to make decisions on how best the money was going to be of benefit to us. We also feel that the organisation treated us with dignity by allowing us to make such decisions on our own.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I used Kes 28000 to buy a dairy cow and used KES 12000 to pay school fees for our child who is in grade 1. The amount that remained was used to buy food and other basic household needs for my family. When we received money from GiveDirectly,bwe made a decision to buy one dairy cow because we did not own one before. We are a young family and we recently settled down and.mostnof the things that we are doing are to get to bus started as a family. We are so happy as a family to have benefited from the program that has been life changing to us.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
55000 KES ($499 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my transfer, I was at the farm tending to my crops when I heard my phone ringing and vibrating loudly, Upon checking I saw a Mpesa notification message showing that I had received money from GiveDirectly, I was overwhelmed with joy and happiness, I knew that I will be able to buy a dairy cow that would relieve us from the daily expenses incurred in purchasing milk, I then called my husband to inform him of the wonderful news that came our way, words cannot express how happy he was, I am grateful to have received the support from GiveDirectly.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now own a dairy cow, My children would be getting milk for daily consumption hence I will be able to save the cost of milk, at the same time I started a goat rearing project so that in future I will be able to earn and I income out of it. Lastly, I bought foodstuffs with the remaining amount of the transfer. We are happy and grateful that the transfer has changed our living standards.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I am a consistent farmer, I am blessed with three children, the biggest need that I had was to own a dairy cow, I have young children who depend on milk, unfortunately, I only had a bull but not a dairy cow, when I received my transfer I used KES 35,000 in purchasing a dairy cow, I then bought goats worth KES 10,000. Lastly, I bought foodstuffs with the remaining part of the transfer, I am relieved because we had been buying in small quantities all along from the nearby market. am happy for the support that has lifted my life greatly.
access_time 1 year ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
From the time I got married ,I have always wanted to own a dairy cow and three dairy goats .These will provide me with enough for sale and consumption.when I sell milk I shall be able to save some money and buy a piece of land for my family because the one I have now is abit small.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Sunday morning is the happiest part of my day because I get to interact a lot with other worshippers and I also enjoy the singing a lot.Recently covid 19 has affected the worship but we do it at family level and this also makes me happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
There was approximately four days in January this year when my family drank strong tea because I lacked money to buy them milk .This actually has made me struggle a lot to buy my own dairy cow or goat.