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Kennedy's family
Kennedy
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
33
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($466 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my entire third transfer to complete my payment on a land I was purchasing/
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that, I have my own land which I never knew I could own but this was made possible because of the transfers I received from GD which I spent to buy land.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly changed the lives of recipients in our community through the transfer which enabled us to change our lives. GiveDirectly should focus more on the less privilege because not all received the transfer.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($488 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer majorly on paying for a land deposit of 40000 KES because our ancentral land is so small for the entire family.I am hoping to clear the land debt with my upcoming transfer so that I can settle there. I also bought a bed, matress and one sack of maize to consume with my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am very excited about the piece of land I am buying with the transfers. The is a very big difference in my life since land has a major challenge to me.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a heifer that will grow and gave me milk and I will sell the surplus to earn a living.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on constructing a house because my current house is old and it's leaking, I also would like pay dowry for my beloved wife.
 
Enrolled
access_time over 7 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I have planned to buy a piece of land where I can build for my family a permanent home.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have a house which I built through a lot of hardship.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is that I didn't go to school,my parents were not concerned about educating us that's why we are living a very bad life.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I am able to provide for my family.