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Caroline's family
Caroline
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
26
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($483 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying 20 bags of cement, a lorry of sand, one steel door, one wooden door and paint. Bought a mattress at 4,000 KES, a bag of maize at 4,900 KES then used the rest of the cash on food for the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that am now very very hopeful of having a very decent house that I would never have had were it no t for GiveDirectly.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on paying school fees for my three children, I also spent it on buying a half a bag of maize and food, I also bought two steel windows that I used in renovating my house
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt very happy when I received the money because it gave me hope of paying school fees for my three children who had already been sent home for fee during that time
 
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access_time 7 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
It's so hard for me fulfill my wants because of low income that I get from my small business.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Evening's makes me happy because God has taken good care of me throughout the day.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
It means that I will be able to expand and renovate my house since it is not in good state.