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Ruth's family
Ruth
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
25
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of my third transfer to buy iron sheets and timber for building my new house. I also cupboard, television set and two sacks of maize for my family's consumption.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
If I would not have received the money, I would not have built a bigger house , bought a bought a cupboard and a television set for my children. Thank you GD
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly did well in sending us money directly and not through administration who are always full of corruption. I have not seen anything they did not do before.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to build a new house for 35000 KES, 10000 KES i spent to connect my house to electricity , 2000 KES i spaid school fee for my child and the remaining cash i spent on daily house expenses.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is the bigger house which is connected to electricity. I live a happy life!
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
We spent 9,000 KES as funeral expenses and the rest was spent on buying food in the house.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
We are planning to start a piglet rearing project when we receive the upcoming transfer.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer on restocking our cereals business, which of late hasn't been doing very well due to lack of enough capital.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is starting my cereals business, which serves as our source of livelihood here in our house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is sickness during pregnancy, which limits my ability to do some of the work that I am supposed to do around the house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am cleaning up my little girl whom I love so much.