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Caroline's family
Caroline
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
30
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on finishing the payment of a land I was buying at 44,000 KES, then bought four iron sheets with the rest of the money.
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 the transfer in that I now have my own spacious land which will allow me build my house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly does well by giving the money directly to the recipients hence no corrupt deals.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
From my second transfer I spent 45000 KES to partly pay for the land I purchased , bought clothes 2,500 KES and food for the family 1,500 KES. I also gave my husband 1,000 KES.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I have managed to partly pay for the land I purchased which is big enough and I have also paid school fees for my children.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid 3,500 KES school fee for my three children in primary school, bought one blanket at 1,500 KES, one mattress at 4,000 KES then used the rest on food for the house.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to build a more spacious iron roofed house with cemented floor.
 
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access_time 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I would like to use part of the money to do tailoring so that I can have some at hand. Secondly l would wish to expand on paultry farming to generate more income to support my family. Finally l would like to pay school fees for my children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that l have struggled to do poultry farming which has really helped me in times of difficulty.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of capital to start up a business to generate income to help support my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest of part of the day is in the morning when someone invite me to work for and earned some money.