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50000 KES ($485 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
When I received my third transfer, I plastered the walls and floor of my main house with sand and cement. The condition of the house could worry me before then-it had rugged walls, dented roof and floor with potholes all over and therefore I couldn't spare to renovate it when Give Directly came to my rescue.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I never received transfers from Give Directly in that currently, I live more comfortably. I live in a better house and again my wealth and value has increased too. These account for an improved living standard I have attained so far.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my own opinion, what Give Directly does well is that it works with enthusiasm. Most of its staff works with energy and determination. However, I would urge it considers including more recipients for the transfers as opposed to the smaller number that was included.
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
From my second transfer, I bought ballast at 13,000 KES, bought sand at 7,000 KES, bought a goat at 3,300 KES, gave my wife 10,000 KES to invest on cereal business, bought 20 tins of maize at 1,700 KES, 8,000 KES, I have kept aside as savings, and the remaining 3,000 KES, I spent on food and other household expenditures.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have bought building materials, my children no longer go hungry without food
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a goat for 3,300 KES, paid school fees for 3,000 KES and started a rice selling business with 3,800 KES. (Had some money in M-pesa)
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to plaster the walls and floor of my house.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of money to cement my house to avoid frequent maintance since we have grown old. Secondly l would wish to buy sheeps which can be used incase of any emergency. Finally l would like to use the rest of money to expand on our business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l have struggled and bought two cows for my son which he used to pay dowry.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of proper source of income to support my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when working in my farm.