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Lilian's family
Lilian
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
40
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($463 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on paying school fees for my children who are in secondary school.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I no longer have to borrow loans to ensure my business runs.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GiveDirectly does well by giving cash directly to their recipient and not through any media to reach them. On the other hand GiveDirectly I think should give us the money on a monthly basis and not in lump sum for a period of two years.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($485 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is seeing my daughter go to school. My rice business is also doing so well and I am able to take care of my family.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to pay school fees for my daughter in secondary school.I also spent the remaining to buy furniture and food for my family. At least I have not been able to sleep hungry for sometime now.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on ploughing my farming land for the planting season as we get most of our food from there. I paid school fees for my child in secondary school with what I had left.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was still at the market selling rice in the evening when I received my money and I felt so happy but decided to keep the news to myself.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on educating my children, by paying their school fees.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is the fact that following last season's rice harvest, I got some money which I used to offset some of the fee arrears that my children had in school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is just the problem of fees that is my biggest problem.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am resting after a hard day's work.