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Claris's family
Claris
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
34
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($474 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on cementing my house into a beatiful semi - permanent house from a mud one and now I living peacefully in a clean environment.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying iron sheets that I am yet to use to extend my house and build a kitchen. I bought a goat as an investment and a cupboard for my utensils.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life having the essential materials I need to build my kitchen and extend my house.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on purchasing school supplies for my children and utensils in my house. I also bought a bag of maize for the family consumption and used the larger percentage of the amount on a solar lantern for my children to use comfortably during their studies at night.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer I was very excited and could not believe that GiveDirectly had kept their promise. I later on told my family members who were equally happy to hear the news.
 
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access_time over 7 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Because of inadequate income, providing food for my family has been the biggest hardship I have faced.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoons, when I'm in the farm, irrigating my kales.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I feel happy, because I intend to use the money to enrol my daughter for information technology course since I don't have a reliable source of income.