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48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on building a new house and a kitchen in my own compound since my previous one was in my father's homestead.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The biggest difference in my life is a descent house that I have and my retail business which generates income for my family.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly is doing well by fulfilling there promises to there recipients.
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on leasing land,paid workers to prepare my rice plantation,bought food for the family ,purchased building materials hoping to build my homestead with the next transfer and expanded my business with part of the money.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have managed to expand my own business which is doing very well .Right now, I easily take care of the family needs which includes food and even clothing.Thanks to GiveDirectly.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spend my first transfer on buying 5 iron sheets at 3750 KES, a sheep at 3000 KES,10 tins of maize at 1700 KES , 3kgs of sugar at 380 KES and the remainig 1170 KES on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to build a house and pay school fees for my children with my second transfer.
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, poles, timber, and also to pay the builder so that I can build my own house, where I will live with my children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is my business of selling kales, tomatoes and onions at the local market.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is the fact that I don't have a house, coupled with the fact that I am a widow.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I am selling vegetables to my customers at the market.