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Kennedy's family
Subsistence farming
homeHousehold Size:
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($473 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying a bull cow for ox-ploughing since I am a farmer. Gave my wife capital to start cereal business and bought maize to feed the family since we got less harvest in the previous season.
Do you have any new goals that you didn't have before receiving the transfer?
My new goals are taking care of the properties I bought with GD transfers especially my cows. I am feeding them well to grow, reproduce and give me milk in future.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My family is leaving happily and peacefully than ever before because there is money to take care of our needs. This is a big difference to us. Thanks to GD.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($494 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy a bull at 25,000 KES, ten chickens at 6,500 KES, one mattress at 4,000 KES, five cushions at 1,000 KES then used 3,000 KES to dig a hole for erecting a pit latrine.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am now able to do many good things which I wasn't able to do before.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a sheep 3500 KES, one sack of maize 3000 KES and spent the rest for buying clothes and food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to built a pit latrine, buy a cow and start a business with the upcoming lumpsum transfer.
access_time almost 8 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to build a toilet, renovate my house, buy livestock like cattle and sheep and to invest in business.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement am proudest of is building this house. My family has comfortable shelter and a place to call home.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is lack of a sustainable income source to provide for and take care of the kids.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when having dinner with my family.