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George's family
Small business
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 spent the third transfer on paying school fee for my son who is in high school. I also bought an ox for ploughing which has really changed my farming style. I then bought water pipes which I am using for directing irrigation water to my farm.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My confidence has been boosted from all the things that I have been able to achieve form the transfers I have got. If someone asked me for financial assistance now I could give it but previously I hopelessly poor that no one ever thought to approach me for assistance because I myself needed it.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
I can say that the direct cash disbursement gives individuals a better chance of meeting their most immediate needs without having to be given things that they do not need at a given time. I do not see any fault in Give directly operations.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying two bull at 20,000 KES each,paid 5,000 KES on school fees and spent the remaining money on food.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is buying the 2 bulls, they have eased my life in terms of ploughing.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my token to pay college fees for my child KES 10000. I catered for withdrawal charges.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to invest in farming of water melon and tomatoes and complete college fees.
access_time over 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We plan to spend the transfer to buy two bulls and oxen plough which I will use during ploughing. We also plan to spend the transfer to pay school fees for my children in high school and a daughter in college.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Our proudest achievement is that we have worked hard and managed to pay school fees for three of my children up to college level.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that we have faced in life is lack of adequate income to pay school fees for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when am having dinner with my family.