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David's family
David
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
33
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
47900 KES ($475 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used the cash transfer to buy new building materials such as sand, cement and new iron sheets that I used to build a new house. I decided to build a house because it was the item I needed the most.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($484 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of the second transfer to buy build materials as l am planing to build iron-roofed house since l am staying in thatched leaky house where l am being rained on when it is raining. I also spent the transfer to buy 1 sack of maize for my consumption. The remaining balance l still have it with me as l am spending it bit by bit on my daily basic needs.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, l spent the first transfer to buy solar lump so l no longer spent money to buy paraffin for lighting my house as l use to before.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($97 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received my first transfer, I used part of it to buy a solar lighting system to save my family from buying paraffin daily. The rest was used to till my maize farm and to buy dry maize for my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so happy the moment I received the money because I knew my plans were now going to be achieved through Give Directly's support.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 5 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is sometimes I don't get food to feed my family and due to severe drought I can't farm.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is always in the morning when I go fishing.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I am happy to receive money from Give directly. That money is going to help me build my house and start small business for my wife.