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48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on purchasing food for the family consumption, built a kitchen since the previous one was old and was also not big enough to be used as a sleeping place at night. I also bought cushions to fix on the chairs and spent most of the transfers on purchasing a dairy cow and a calf that I can resell incase of any emergency.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that, right now I have an idea of where to get money if I have an emergency and this is by selling my cattle bought using the third transfer.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has brought a lot of change in our community through giving out unconditional cash transfers.
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of my second transfer on buying a set of chairs which has been my most desire since I married.I also fixed windows and a door to my house,bought 1 sack of maize and fertilizer for my rice.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have classy chairs in my house and can now invite relatives and friends without feeling any shame.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
My first transfer I was able to buy a mattress worth 3500 KES , 1 sack of maize at 3000 KES and also engaged in farming with 4500 KES
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
With my upcoming transfer I would like to build a house, buy a water pump and do farming
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer on hiring a tractor to plough some land, then buy fertilizer, seeds, and pay for labour to grow rice on a larger scale.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is the fact that I have been growing food that my family uses, instead of buying it from other farmers or from the market.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is lack of money to improve my farming activities.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am working in the farm.