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Martin's family
Small business
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($465 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the third transfer on started tender supplying company that supplies books and food to school.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different because, I'm now living a stress free life not worried where to get money to support myself.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly has empower people who were wallowing in poverty and we have made people to be self independent.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I have kept the whole of my second transfer in a savings account for future use.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is getting capital for my tendering business when schools re-open next year.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought three sheep 7500 KES and spending some on treatment.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I will spend the upcoming transfer to build a house.
access_time almost 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to spend the transfer to boost my business so as to increase our source of income. We also plan to spend the transfer to pay school fees for our children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement is that I have managed to construct iron roofed house for my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in life is when I was diagnosed with cancer. It has been a big challenge for me because I spend a lot of the money that I get towards my medication and this leaves us with little money to support my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I manage to make profit in my business.