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Florence's family
Florence
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
39
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($465 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on purchasing food for the family consumption, kept part of the amount as savings and spent most of the transfer on building a permanent house which is on its final stages to end the work since the pervious one was very small and in a bad condition.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that, I have managed to construct a decent house which is in its final stage ready to get in after some few weeks.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, what GiveDirectly did well is giving the recipients the transfers without involving the second party.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used half of the second transfer to buy a cow for milking in future, and the other half to buy building materials (bricks and sand) which I have laid down, expecting to start a foundation for a permanent house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference is that I live a positive life now because I was able to start a small business with the first transfer. This means that I have some daily income. My future is also bright because I know I am going to construct a permanent house and own livestock, hence improving my standard of living.
 
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 buy some household items worth 3600KES, invested 6000KES in my business and bought food with the rest of the money.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming cash transfer to construct a 4 bedroomed house and start another different business.
 
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access_time almost 3 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
We're planning to spend our transfer on buying two bulls to help us in ploughing and will use the rest to build a bigger house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement we're proudest of is having been able to build our current house, I used to sleep in my co-wife's house but now I have my own house and living very peacefully.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we face currently is on making ends meet,we recently had our six cows stolen and this has made our life very difficult since we would use them in ploughing our farms which now lie idle mostly due to lack of human labour.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is normally in the morning when I'm in my farm cultivating.