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Dusila's family
Dusila
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
45
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on paying fees for my three children, two in college and one in secondary school
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different because I can be able to afford to pay school fees for my three children who are still in school, if it were not for Give Directly I wouldn't be able to afford to pay school fees for them
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give Directly sends money directly to us without following many channels and they also give us a chance to be able to budget and plan for ourselves on how to spend the money
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I paid for school fees for my three children (two in college and one in secondary school) who have been going to school in shifts due to school fees,I managed this time round to pay for them using this transfer and now I am sure that even their performance will improve because they will not be sent home for school fees to interfere with their learning.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am relieved of the heavy duty of paying fees and it came at the right time when the schools were just opening and school fees was a real burden in my family. Children are now very serious with their studies and now as I struggle,it is just to cater for other things.God bless GD to continue helping others.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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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 and cement to construct a decent pit latrine. I am also planning to spend my transfer on fencing my farm to keep away stray hippos which are a big menace around this place.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is supporting my children through their education. I have enrolled one of them in university.
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 fees for so many children, yet I only do subsistence farming as a means of livelihood.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am working in the farm and the crops are doing well.