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23675 KES ($232 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my daily life since I started receiving the money from GiveDirectly is that I have peace and pride. This is because I no longer borrow seats from neighbors, especially whenever I have visitors because I already bought mine.
How do you expect your life to change in the next six months?
In the next six months, I expect to have expanded my vegetable farm so that I can get more products which will earn me good money to enable to meet the family needs comfortably.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different from the way it would have been had I not received money from GiveDirectly in that I feel proud I was able to purchase most of the households that I couldn't afford before. Thus, I no longer borrow household items from neighbors.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
I have a new goal of clearing my children's school fee balance so that they can have enough time for their studies and with this, I believe they will better compared to the times they sent back home for school fees.
access_time 12 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in my life is that my husband was arrested and jailed thereby forcing me to fend for my children all alone. This has really burdened me considering the fact that I don't have a stable source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I go to my farm to do some ploughing. This makes me happy because eventually I will have food for my family to eat when I harvest the crops.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying iron sheets that I will use in repairing my house, start a small business of selling fish at our local market called Ahenyo and part of the transfer will be spent on paying school fees for my five children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is that I used to be a vegetable farmer and through it I managed to buy part of my household furniture making my house to be a bit comfortable.