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Nancy's family
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($479 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the last transfer I received to pay for my children's school fees,I saved in a women's' group to buy fishing boat for fishing to earn my family income and I bought seats and clothes for my children.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on making a joint contribution with my other two co-wives which we used in constructing an engine boat. This project was the best out of all options that could generate us daily income with much ease. Being in a polygamous family with a total of three wives, depending on one person, the spouse seemed so challenging because he himself had no good job.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has greatly changed since I began receiving transfers from GiveDirectly because I no longer depend on my spouse for all the basic needs in my house. The daily income I receive from the boat is enough to provide for my daily needs.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on paid 4,500 KES school fee for my two children in primary and high schools, bought 50 kilograms of maize at 2,500 KES, fishing ropes at 1,300 KES, then used the rest of the transfer on food for the house. Am now able to get some income from my fishing ropes.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was so happy that I broke out in songs when I received the transfer because the none-participants used to tell us that the transfers would not come.
access_time over 5 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have been living in poverty,I have not been unable to pay school fees for my seven children with one child needing special care since she deaf and mute.I am also third wife and that makesxit even harder.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am always happy on Sunday morning when preparing my family to go to church.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Am so happy because a lot of changes are going to happen in my household.