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Lilian's family
Casual labour
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer to renovate my house and bought a dairy cow, I also pay school fees for my cildren.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I would't built my house and have a cow as my asset.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In opinion,GD did well in ensuring we all received all our transfer as its was promises .
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($487 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
My major problem before I received my second transfer from Give Directly was education of my children and therefore when I received the money, I paid for them school fees and then bought for them a solar panel that would help them light at night as they do their homework.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have managed to acquire a solar panel and therefore we no longer depend on paraffine for lighting. I have realized that solar is better than lighting with carbon fuels since it is less costly and healthier.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received my transfer, I had just delivered my baby and did not have any money, so when I received my first transfer, I spent it to buy food and clothes for the baby.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to use my second transfer to renovate my house which am currently living to make it more beautiful, buy arm chairs and also to pay school fees for my children.
access_time over 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Our first plan is to use part of the transfer to complete this our house. Secondly, we intend to use another part of the transfer to build a toilet. Lastly, we plan to use the remaining amount to start a vegetables-selling business for family income.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement we are very proud of is, having established our own home.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we have faced is, paying school levies for our four children in primary school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the mornings, when I am doing my household chores.