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Joyce
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
21
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Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third Transfer on saving some money to buy more stock for my business in the future, spent a little on assorted food items and also bought a present for my mother
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different because a while back I was a Domestic Employee for an Asian family and earning 3,000 KES per month and could not take care of my family and I often felt desperate and hopeless. Currently I am self-employed (selling second-hand clothes and charcoal) which I established using the Transfers. I take home 300 KES on a bad day and 1,000 KES on a good day, and besides I banked 30,000 KES in an Account for a rainy day and these days I am able to take care of my family without too much stress. Thank you GD for facilitating my life.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GD has done wonderfully well by facilitating us to change our lives in this village. However GD has not done well because there is no system to verify those who spent the Transfer in ways that would create wealth, because I feel this category of people need to be encouraged by being given further assistance strictly to boost the businesses they have started.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my second transfer to expand my charcoal business by buying more stock and opening another stall. My business is now boosted and I believe it will enable me and my family to have a source of income.I also used a portion of the transfer to buy my children school items and to admit them back to school since they had dropped out due to lack of school fee.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I can now stand on my own, I have some stability. I do not have to beg or wait for handouts from relatives to help me take care of my children.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
My spent my first transfer on buying clothes and food to my family 6000 KES and save 4000 KES in my Bank account.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on starting a charcoal business.
 
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access_time over 4 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I'm planning to spend my transfer on starting a charcoal trading business to help me cater for my children and use the remaining amount to pay school fees for my children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm proudest of is having been able to raise of my children single handedly even after my husband and I went separate ways.They are my source of joy!
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I'm facing currently is on making ends meet for my children.I have no proper source of income and no one to look up to for support in raising them.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I'm at my work place.This makes me happy since I'm able to get some extra money to fend for my family.