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Jane's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($465 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used 30000 KES to pay school fees for my child; then used the balance to construct a modern latrine for my family.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I now have a VIP latrine which I could not afford before; and I have also cleared school fees for my child, thus no stress. I am really grateful for the support received from Give Directly.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give Directly did well in identifying the extreme poor in our communities and committing to support them financially.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to construct a new pit latrine and then paid up a loan of 12,000 KES that I had borrowed from the community savings group.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is having a latrine in my compound, my family therefore do not have to worry about where to go to for calls of nature.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spend my first transfer to construct a pit latrine for 4000KES, 2400KES i spend to buy a sack of maize for family consumption. I also paid school fee for 3000KES, the remaining cash i spent on house expenses.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to pay for my children school fee for the next academic season with my upcoming transfers, the remaining cash i will spend on repairing my house floor which is currently dilapidated.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to build a toilet and plaster my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement is that I have been able to change my house which was liking.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is paying school fees since I don't have a job.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am sharing a meal with my family.