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Tabither's family
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($467 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer to buy furniture and 2 steel door .I also bought bedding and a bull for farming.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I'm no longer a housewife,I'm businesswomen selling cereals.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
I once had a problem with my ID,they follow up- visit me at home rectify and I received my transfer.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy thirty iron sheets that cost me 21000 KES,i bought thirty poles that cost me 5400 KES,i bought timber worth 10000 KES,i bought nails that cost me 3500 KES,i payed for labour worth 5000 KES and prepared their meals that cost me 1500 KES.Using the remaining amount i paid 3000 KES fees for my brother who is in secondary and used the rest to buy food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I used to live in a grass thatched house but nowadays i am living in a iron roofed house. My brother is also in school. I am happy.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my token to buy a mattress KES 4000, school uniforms and shoes for 3 children KES 3000 and food KES 2800.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to build a big house with my upcoming lump-sum payment.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to put up a bigger house than this one, buy livestock, start up a small business and spend rest the on furniture, food, clothing and school fees.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I was able to make money out of my everyday welding so I get food for my family and I.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest harship that we face everyday is where to go to, to look for money to Carter for all our needs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of our day is when we are able to make money at the end of the day and have food for our family.