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Alice's family
Small business
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
25500 KES ($252 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life currently different from how it was four months ago?
My life is currently different as I am peaceful and at ease. With the transfers, I bought cement and sand that I used to renovate my house which was a mud house and could expose us to a lot of diseases. I also bought beddings like a bed, mattress, bed sheets and duvet and I now sleep in a very comfortable place. I also bought steel doors that I installed to secure my home against burglars.
Do you have any new or additional goals for your life for the next four months?
I do not have any new or additional goal as I want to concentrate on renovating my house so I wish to fulfil this first.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life in the last four months preceding the current transfer.
The biggest difference in my life is that I was able to buy building materials like cement and sand that I used to renovate my house. I had a mud house that was so dusty and most of the time, we could contract colds and flu. I am glad that I now live in a beautiful house that is clean and serene. I thank GiveDirectly for the cash transfers.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I plan to save and boost my business by restocking. I plan to do this so that I can increase the income generation of the family. We look forward to eating healthy food, pay school fees in time and also dress well.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
23675 KES ($235 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
Biggest difference is that I am now happy because I live in a clean house as I was able to buy cement to plaster my house through the transfers.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
I am planning to buy more iron sheets to help renovate my roof that leaks when it rains and also to start up business.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Currently I live in a clean house and also bought solar lamp and steel doors to enhance my home security.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I want to buy iron sheets to renovate my house.
access_time over 6 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have in life is how to get money to take care of myself.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when am working in the farm because I always know that at the end of it all I will get enough food for myself.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on plastering my house and buy food for myself.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I used to burn charcoal that I used to sell in Kisumu,this enabled me to build this house and pay school fees for my children.