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Shela's family
Shela
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
30
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of my transfer to buy sand, cement which I have used to renovate my house from mud to plaster. I paid school fees for my child and also gave my husband some money for his upkeep.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that, I now live in a bigger house which is plastered and has steel windows. I also for the first time paid school fees for my child without too much stress. 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 recipients cash transfers which have changed their lives and improved self dependency. I have not seen anything they did not do well.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on purchasing an ox for ploughing and cow for milk purposes. At least I am relieved from the burden of purchasing milk every morning.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The greatest difference I have seen in my daily life is that today I can prepare milked tea every morning.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first cash transfer to purchase a sheep worth 3500KES, school fee 3000KES,blanket 500KES, gave my husband 1000KES,food 1800KES.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming cash transfer to purchase a dairy cow and some oxen to help me prepare my piece of land.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 2 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to pay school fees for my children,I will buy a cow and set up a small business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that I have harvested in plenty compared to the other years
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is lack of money,since I don't have a steady income
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am working in my farm since it's where I get my food.