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Hellen's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on investing in dairy farming. I purchased a cow that was mature enough to start reproducing any time soon. After several reproductions I expected to own quite a number of dairy cows that would supply me with enough milk for sale and beef to be supplied to the butcheries around. My other intention is to establish a slaughter house and and secure all beef supply tenders in the whole county. Through these, I believe I shall have eradicated poverty completely in my life as per organisation's objectives.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has greatly changed since I began receiving transfers from GiveDirectly. I have managed to implement the one and only p[project I dreamt of in life. I am happy today that all my problems will soon come to an end. I heart fully thank GiveDirectly for the financial support offered.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, I feel that GiveDirectly has exceedingly worked well beyond any person's expectation or any organisation's reach. It's simply the best organisation I have ever seen.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
My second transfer has really relieved my life a lot.I never had a kitchen before, I was using the same 2-room-house for cooking, dinning and sleeping and this could inconvenience our lives a lot due to chocking smoke circulating all over the house. I spent the rest of the transfer on 2 cows that I anticipate to facilitate education of my children in the future.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference I can mention in my daily life is the construction of 2 new dwellings in my home that have facilitated our lives. We are now cooking in a separate kitchen and again we no longer share the same bedroom with our children since we managed to construct for them a servant quarter which they as well use as their study room.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the first transfer on buying 13 pieces of iron sheets 5,500KES,16 pieces of timbers 2,500KES and 10 pieces of round poles 1550KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend the upcoming transfer on building a three roomed house from a two roomed house which is small hence it can not fit my family and I. I am also planning to pay school fees for the next year to all my children.
access_time almost 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on iron sheets, poles, timber and nails, so as to build an outhouse which can serve as a sleeping area for my grown-up children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is building my own house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is lack of money to buy school uniforms and other requirements for three children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I am eating my lunch, especially when the children are also around and we are eating our lunch together.