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Eunice
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
29
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
63900 KES ($621 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent a portion of my second transfer in boosting my chicken feed business which I currently operate in large scale. I am so happy that whatever profit I generate today is enough to cater for my family's needs. i also paid school fees for my son in a day secondary school.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly has so far been the best organisation I have ever seen giving cash directly to its recipients without the involvement of third parties.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Were it not for Give Directly, I would still be operate small scale business which was full of losses. Similarly, my son would not have been in school right now due to very huge school fee arrears which I could not settle on my own.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
44000 KES ($423 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy household furniture which I did not have. I spent some amount to pay school fees for my child who is in high school, I bought sand and cement which I have used to renovate my hosue from mud to plastered. The remaining amount, I spent to buy sack of maize for consumption and food.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money I was very happy because I had stress over my child's school fees and the message made me very happy and thanked GD for the transfer.
 
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access_time over 3 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship in my life is getting enough food for my family (8 members). we only eat in the evening and sometimes we may take tea in the morning.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is usually during lunch hours since it is the time that I am always free and can rest after my daily work.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will pay school fees for my children and plaster my house from inside.