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Joseph's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($470 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I haven't spent my third transfer, I added it to the first and the second transfers so that am able to buy a new motorcycle which sells at slightly above 110,000 KES.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I may not be able to talk of any difference now because I haven't spent the transfers yet, am only hopeful than before of getting a brand new motorcycle.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly does well by keeping their promises. GD does everything well but they should add some little amounts of cash to those who have been given all the three transfers.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($481 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
The recipient was not asked any questions as part of this follow up.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
The recipient was not asked any questions as part of this follow up.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Our plan is to use the transfer to buy a motorcycle, that I would use to do a taxi, that we anticipate to be our sustainable source of income as a family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm very proud of is, having built this my house with savings I made from sugarcane growing.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is providing food for my family, due to inadequate income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am relaxing at home with my family, sharing the day's events as we wait for supper.