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48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer to buy building materials such as poles,roofing timber, building nails and sand that I use to built a house.I also bought food for my family.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I have a big house that accommodate us comfortable with my family.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GD was very transparent,delivery as they promise. Thank you.
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to build a new house. The house I stay in now is squeezed.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that honestly I never imagined of having a big house but now I do. I am so happy.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
When i received that money i paid my sons school fees which was 8000 KES. The remaining amount i bought other son who is primary full school uniform that took me 1500. The remaining amount i bought them food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I want to spend the money to repair the house i have now and even expand.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer on food and household items. At our age, we cannot do much work, and so if we get the transfer, we will use it to stock up on food.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is the few livestock that we keep.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is the sickness of my husband. He has an eye disease and needs money to go to hospital.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am taking my supper.