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Beatrice's family
Casual labour
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($469 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my tranfer on paying school fees for my children and buying iron sheets and timber for building a house. I am happily living in a comfortable house that I could not build on my own.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has a big difference because I am educating my children without much difficulty in paying school fees and living peacefully in my homestead. GD has made me moved from a small house in my ancesterol home into my own homestead.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well in helping poorest households through sending direct cash transfers. So many households have improved their living standards in various ways because of GD. I do not have any negative opinion on how GD works.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my entire transfer to buy building materials for my new house which am planning to build in own compound and move from my parents-in-law compound.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I will soon move to my own compound which i could not before as I did not have the money to buy building materials.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 3 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first cash transfer to purchase 5 pieces of iron sheet worth 6000 KES,paid school fees 3000 KES and finally bought food with 1000 KES for my family
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my second transfer to building a house and invest on farming
access_time 3 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We are planning to spend our transfer on iron sheets and other building materials so that we can build another house as our culture dictates.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is building the house that we currently occupy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my life is lack of enough food and money money to effectively provide for my family. My family has grown bigger and I don't have enough resources.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I am resting after having done most of the work in the morning.