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Joseph
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
62
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($477 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I have a daughter who is in secondary school and she had arrears so most of my third transfer,I spent on paying the fees to clear the arrears she owed the school. The remaining I spent on buying food for my family consumption. I could have never raised that money to pay school.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on paying school fees 24,920 KES, bought 5 sheep 15,000 KES, a goat 1,600 KES, 2 sacs of maize 6,400 KES, paid hospital bill 800 KES and the remaining amount I have kept for our daily use.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have started a business with the cash transfer from Givedirectly.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 7,000 KES to buy a car battery to act as source of power and 5,000 KES to buy a shaving machine so as to start a barber shop.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to buy a timber sawing machine.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to purchase tree seedlings to plant in my two acre farm for future use. I also plan to purchase a wood milling machine that I can use to generate income.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is that I have a peaceful family where we engage in intra household communication and consult in everything we do.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in life is that I am overwhelmed with farming activities because I lack money to hire casual labour. This at times affect my health.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am working on my farm because it's where I get income to feed my family.