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48200 KES ($469 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
When I received my third transfer, I connected my main house to electricity source. I realized that paraffin was too expensive to afford and again, it was a great pollutant. My house could turn dark every time we use paraffin. I am g
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I never received transfers in that currently we consume a green source of energy-electricity. This is healthier to our lives.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give Directly is reliable and transparent about cash transfers-they sent us money the same way they promised us. I would only ask them to improve on the people they target with the transfers to include even the sick in the hospitals, old and refugees by default.
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer to purchase a sofa set worth 25000KES,a table 4000KES,bed 4500KES,a mattress 4500KES,sand 4000KES,transport fee 600KES,school fees 4000KES,a sack of maize 2850KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I sleep in a comfortable place because I managed to buy a bed and a mattress.I also eat well because I have enough food at the moment.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
paid 6,000KES medical expenses for my in law who was cut by a machette. I also spent 2,000KES on buying chicken for keeping, and the rest on maize for consumption.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy iron sheet, timber and nails, and build an iron roofed house.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the money to pay school fees for my children. Secondly l would wish to cement my house to improve my living standards. I would also like to pay dowry to parents since my husband had not gone to my parents. Lastly l would like to open up a business to substitute my husband's source of income.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l used to stay in a very small house but now we have struggled and built a better house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is unreliable source of income to support my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when I some casual work to do knowing that I will get some money to support my family.