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48200 KES ($465 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the third transfer on increasing stock for my business. I also bought cement and sand to cement the floor and walls of my house.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life different because I now live in a good rion roofed house and my income has also increased due to improved profit.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GD has done well because people's lives have improve, and the process was also transparent; we received the amount that we had been promised. GD would have however increased their coverage because there are still many needy households which were left out of the programme.
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying 18 bags of cement for plastering my whole house at 20,000 KES, paid 18,000 KES on labour charges and invested the remaining money in my shoes selling business.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is being able to restart my business and my family currently lives much better than when we did before the transfers.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my token to buy a bag of maize KES 3000, boost my second hand shoes business KES 4000, bought clothes for my children KES 2000 and food KES 800.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to use my upcoming lump-sum payment to plaster my house and boost my business.
access_time almost 5 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to use my transfer to plaster my house in order to reduce the cost of frequent smearing due to the poor quality soil around. I also plan to boost my shoe selling business that went down due to my spouse's ailment.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I am legaly married after I assisted my husband to raise the dowry fee.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face currently is lack of sufficient funds to feed my family because my business went down following my spouse's prolonged ailment.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when we wake up well and able to engage in our income generating activities.