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53150 KES ($528 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly does well by giving money to get our daily needs which were so hard to meet before. I do not find anything that that GiveDirectly did not do well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spend my second transfer on to pay part of the school fees for my children in secondary school and the rest of the money I used it to buy a dairy cow and food for the family.
55000 KES ($545 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the fact that we nowadays have a cow in our farm, we are foreseeing a near future where we will not be buying ilk anymore.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I really was very happy when I received our money. We have been eagerly waiting since we had a lot of ideas only that we were lacing money to use in putting them in practice.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the money I received from GD in purchasing a cow, buying foodstuffs, clothing for all the members of my household and saved the rest so that i will be using in topping up the household goods.
access_time almost 2 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I am very excited to receive this money.It is a great boost for my business since I now have enough capital.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning.This is when I have just woken up with hope of having a great day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is inability to have a reliable source of income.I usually depend on farming and grocery business which gives me income that is not enough to meet my family's needs.I have not even been able to raise my children's fees two of them have dropped out of school.