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48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on building an iron roofed house at 30,000 KES, bought a sofa set at 8,000 KES, a sack of maize at 3,700 KES, paid 5,000 KES school fee for my child in high school then used the rest of the transfer on food for the house.
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 I now have a decent and spacious house and my two children all managed to join high school, something that wouldn't have happened were it not for GiveDirectly.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly does well by aspiring to uplift and improve the lives of the poor in the society.
50000 KES ($482 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on paying school fees for my two children in secondary school to enable them stay in school without any interference. I am yet to use the remaining money amounting to half my transfer to buy building materials for a house I am planning to build because the current one is in a bad condition.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is being able to pay school fees for my children to stay in school and concentrate in their studies like their peers.
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on paying school fees and buying maize
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on building a new house, buying furniture and starting up a business which will act as my main source of income
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer to start a cereals trading business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is building our own home.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing is the lack of enough food, because we didn't get a good harvest the last season.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am up and doing my chores around the house.